Road to Regionals

Wakeland Varsity boys and girls soccer teams have advanced to regionals.


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Making their way to regionals – Wakeland Varsity girls are crowned as Semifinal Champions after defeating Forney High School.

Paris Bashlor, Editor-in-Chief

Wakeland Wolverines Varsity boys and girls soccer teams are both making their way up in the playoffs.

Over the course of this season, both teams have been working hard to ultimately make it to the State Championships. 

On March 26, the boys won against Rockhill High School with a score of 3-1, which crowned them as Bi-District Champions. 

On March 30, the Varsity boys dominated and won against Adamson High School with a sweeping score of 7-0. After this big win, the boys have now become Area Champions. 

“We feel great about advancing to regionals. It’s something we knew we could do, so getting there is a great accomplishment, but our goal is a state championship,” Varsity player Jimmy Suerth said. 

Not only have the boys been dominating in the playoffs, but the girls have also been winning games and playing hard on the field. 

On March 16, the girls became District Champions after defeating Lebanon Trail High School with a score of 3-0. 

On April 6, the girls defeated Forney High School with a score of 6-0. 

“I know personally for me, and a lot of my teammates, naturally were a little nervous. I’m confident in my team and we’re taking it one game at a time,” Varsity player Linae Bezdek said. 

Despite challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and injuries, both teams have successfully been able to make their way to the top.

“We faced a little adversity towards the end of the season with injuries and hit a couple bumps in district play, but we rallied and ended the season hot. I think that has helped us in our run in the playoffs so far,” Suerth said. 

In order to prepare for the playoffs and regionals, the teams have put in hours of practicing and have come together to be the best they can be. 

“We prepared ourselves by relying on each other, coming together as a family, having heart, and great worth ethic,” Varsity player Sydney Deckert said. 

Not only do they put in hours of practice together to get ready for their big games, but the teams prepare by spending time with each other off the field as well. 

“We’ve spent a lot of time together as a team, such as eating together, watching movies, and just spending a lot of time with each other [in order to prepare for playoffs],” Varsity player Linae Bezdek said. 

On April 9, the girls will face off Highland Park at 6 p.m. at the Mesquite Memorial Stadium and the boys will be versing Longview at 7:30 p.m. at Sulphur Springs High School.

Make sure to come and show support for your Wolverines at their regionals games!