Area soccer teams take aim at district championships

Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 09:48 AM.

“The past means nothing,” McDaniel said. “With this, the first game, it’s lose and you’re done.”

After a 17-2-2 campaign and armed with home-field advantage, Choctaw is the clear favorite to make it three straight district championships. But that moniker seemed like a stretch before the season’s start with the Indians returning only four seniors and losing six starters.

“We’re really young all around,” McDaniel said.

So what’s offset the youth?

With Trapper Chechak providing the senior leadership, consistency and hard work have paved the way.

“With these guys, there is no one real superstar,” McDaniel said. “They’re all superstars, they all work hard and they’re all blue collar guys who find a way to get it done.”

On the other side of the bracket are Rutherford and Arnold, which will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday outside of Fort Walton Beach.

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