Stephenville High School’s boys soccer team has a historic 2019 season, advancing to within one victory of the Class 4A state tournament.
But, going into their Friday (March 6) game at Mineral Wells, they still had a chance to do something they didn’t last year — capture the District 6-4A championship. Both the Yellow Jackets and the Rams went into Friday’s game at 3-1 in district play.
Coach Taylor Smith’s Yellow Jackets posted a 4-0 road victory over Brownwood on Tuesday, giving them a 12-7-2 overall record.
The first two district matchups this season against Mineral Wells were tied at 2-all in regulation, with the Rams winning the first shootout, and SHS prevailing in the most recent one, Feb. 25.
Mineral Wells went into Friday’s showdown leading the three-school district with a 5-1 record. Brownwood is in last place, at 0-6.
A year ago, the Jackets finished district as the runner-up behind Mineral Wells. The SHS boys reached the Region I-4A championship game but lost to defending state champion San Elizario, 4-2.
In the shutout over Brownwood Tuesday, Parker Plaxco led the Jackets on the offensive end with a pair of goals, one of which was asssisted by Jorge Gallegos.
John Binkley scored a goal assisted by J.J. Saldana, and Saldana capped the scoring with a goal, assisted by Gallegos.
The final regular-season game, at home against Brownwood, has been changed to Friday, March 20, at Lem Brock Field in Stephenville.
Regardless of the outcome of those two final district games, all three teams will be in the playoff because a maximum of four schools from each district qualify.