The 2012 season starts today.
East Fairmont boys soccer will be putting its No. 3 ranking in Class AA to the test against North Marion today in Sectional play at East-West Stadium.
Both teams feel as if they are 0-0 with a clean slate because only one thing matters during this time of the year — winning a state championship.
“This game means the world to us,” said East Fairmont head coach Fred Roman. “To win a sectional game is quite and accomplishment at any level.”
Roman continues, “At last night’s practice, I always introduce the boys to the soccer ball at the start of the season. When I held that ball up in our team meeting, there were several chuckles, and I said, ‘This is the soccer ball.’ So, essentially what we did was start the season all over again and it was great to see that enthusiasm especially from the younger players.”
Yes, the Bees tallied a 14-3-2 overall record during the 2012 regular season, but that record means absolutely nothing. They were crowned conference champions, but that still doesn’t mean anything. The No. 1 goal is advancing as far into the playoffs as possible.
“What a pleasant surprise during the regular season for the boys,” said Roman. “Making it to states is the goal for these kids. In the past they’ve taken their lumps, so now, they’re just looking forward to keep things going and try to see how far we can take it. It was a pretty big confidence booster in winning the conference. They need to put that in their back pocket for a while and work harder as we go along.”
The 2012 season starts today.
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