Members of Zachary's journalism class will write stories every month and submit to the Plainsman. A story will be chosen based on readability, content and use of grammar and punctuation. Stories chosen will receive points from Murray for a grade, and will be edited before being published in the Zachary Plainsman-News.
Please enjoy this week's article written by Nathan Richardson and Jeanell Varnadore.
As the temperature cools and maple trees strip their red and golden leaves, fall sports are slowly coming to a close, and winter sports are quickly approaching. Two of Zachary High’s winter sport teams have been hard at work and are awaiting their time to shine. The boys and girls Bronco soccer teams have been at work since the end of the previous soccer season and are vigorously practicing in hopes of capturing district titles this season. Both teams ended last year's season as third in the district for Zachary’s first year as Class 5A teams.
Last year the boys soccer team had a seven game winning streak and ended the season with a 9-3 record. They had a trip to the playoffs but lost in the first round to the state runner up. The team lost eight seniors due to graduation. This was an extraordinary first year as a Class 5A team.
The boys team this year has a hard season ahead of them and will be challenged in a tight district battle. They have a high potential of making the playoffs and possibly pursuing a district title. The top competitors in the 5-5A district are Catholic High, Baton Rouge Magnet High and Zachary High. Come out this year to support the Zachary Broncos in their season this year.
With the new season new changes are made, but there are still old customs that haven’t changed. The coaches of the Lady Broncos soccer team are still Paul Owen, head coach, and Keavin Tanner, assistant coach. The biggest rivals in the district are still St. Joseph’s Academy and Baton Rouge Magnet High School, but the girls team is ready for the challenge and ready to steal the district title.
With the season also comes change, and this year’s team has lost eight seniors from the previous season. but a large gain of talented freshman. Team captain Jeanell Varnadore said she is determined to take the team to playoffs and number one in the district. The girls team kicks off their season Thursday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. against West Feliciana in Zachary Bronco Stadium.
Good luck to both the boys and girls teams with their season and future titles.