Even though the Granite Hills boys soccer team lost their last game of the season, the Grizzlies are celebrating because they made it to playoffs.
“I feel exited because this is my third year in playoffs and this year I want to make it to the finals,” stated Rigoberto Gonzalez.
Granite Hills was ranked number 9 in the payoffs, which means that Granite Hills was the last team to qualify.
“The other teams think we are the worst ones in the bracket, but I am sure that on Tuesday we are going to win and if we want to prove that we should have been ranked at least fifth or fourth, in the payoffs, we have the opportunity to show what we got,” said the coach Luis Espino.
Granite Hills has never exceeded past the first round of playoffs, but the Grizzlies are ready to do well on Tuesday.
“This year it feels different because I know that we have a good, strong team and I have confidence that we have a chance against any team,” said Francisco Ceballos.
Granite Hills boys soccer is determined to be awarded a trophy before the seniors graduate this year.
“I do not just want to go past the first round, I also want to go to the finals and win. If the team wants to bring the trophy home, we need to show that we want it more than everybody else,” stated Efren Tapia.
The players hope to come back with a victory on Tuesday from Liberty High School.
“I feel like we are going to get far,” stated Jorge Nunez.
Above Photo: Soccer boys during practice. (By Vanessa Felix)