By PIERCE MILLHOUSE
This is the first year that Scott High School has ever had a soccer team.
The team is coached by Wakeso Peterson, a 1994 Scott graduate.
“So far, it’s going very well,” Coach Peterson told LifeOfTheDogs.com.
There are quite a few students on the team and out of all of them, only two are seniors. Coach Peterson began his soccer career after graduating high school while participating in a summer sports camp. He quickly realized the benefits of playing the sport and decided to stick with it. Both of Peterson’s elementary school-age sons play for Toledo area soccer clubs and will hopefully become future Scott High School soccer players.
This year, Scott’s soccer team isn’t eligible to play for a championship because they are currently just a club.
Jim Huss, athletic director at Scott, told LifeOfTheDogs.com that the athletic directors in the district are working on adding soccer as a varsity sport.
According to Coach Peterson, this year is a building year for the program. He said there is a lot of competition in the league, so he hopes the team will get at least three wins. When asked about his players, Coach Peterson said they are focused on wining.
“They’re all very competitive and strive to win because all of them hate to lose,” he said.
The team earned its first win by beating the Woodward Polar Bears 4-2. In addition to playing hard, the soccer team is expected to study hard. Coach Peterson requires his team to keep a C average or above. There are consequences for the whole team if they don’t meet this goal. Coach Peterson is assistant athletic director and Scott’s “parent coordinator.” He works with Scott’s most at-risk kids and does home visits.
The soccer team plays home games in the brand new Bulldog stadium behind the high school. The field is marked for both soccer and football.
Come out to the pitch and support our Bulldog soccer team!
Contact Pierce Millhouse at email@example.com.