The Stephenville Yellow Jackets captured the District 6-4A boys soccer championship with their 2-0 road victory Friday night at Mineral Wells.
With that secured, and with only one more regular-season game remaining, coach Taylor Smith’s squad can focus on keeping their play at a high quality level once the playoffs arrive.
“We played well — by far our best district game,” Smith stated. “This win gives us a first-round bye, which is always a good thing.
“We have a tough region with some of the best teams in the state. Morale is high and we answered the call. Now we just have to continue our form and keep playing our game.”
The last time the Jackets won a boys district title was two years ago, Smith said.
In the Mineral Wells contest, after a scoreless first half, Jorge Gallegos put the Jackets on the board for a 1-0 lead, taking an assist from teammate Cody Miller.
The Jackets made it 2-0 later in the half on another Gallegos goal, this time unassisted.
An added bonus that Smith noted is that the Yellow Jackets, overall, are the “healthiest they have been all year.”
There are no games this week because of spring break. The final regular-season match is set for Friday, March 30 against Brownwood, at Lem Brock Field.
As the district champions, the Jackets will have a first-round playoff bye, and will have to wait to find out who they will play in the area round. Area-round playoffs will be March 30-31.