By Sarah Shafaeen

In the middle of a particularly challenging season, the PHHS JV and Varsity Boys’ Soccer teams are working hard to qualify to compete in CCS (Central Coast Section).

“I do (believe we can go to CCS) as long as everyone works hard on and off the field,” said Varsity Forward Saranjit Singh.

“We’re working very hard during practice and we’re taking things very seriously. We have to finish all of our games with pride and put all of our effort into the games to make sure we’re qualified for CCS,” stated Varsity Left Wing Back Isaac Padilla.

The CCS is the governing body of public and private high school athletics in the portion of California encompassing everything from the San Mateo County to the Monterey County. The latest date by which the Varsity Boys’ Soccer team will discover if they have made it to the CCS play-offs is Sat., Feb 16.

The outcome of this season is difficult to determine due to the success of the new techniques implemented by the PHHS team and equally qualified opponents.

The team acknowledged its challenges well and the players actively worked together to overcome them.

“I believe that the season is going well because the team is working hard and together, although some improvements include having to keep working together and being there for one another,” informed Varsity Midfielder Oscar Diaz.

The Varsity Soccer team are having a successful season with eleven wins, three losses and three ties. The Junior Varsity team is going through a very challenging season with three wins, eight losses and two ties.

“The season is picking up. We were not doing so good at the beginning of the season but we’re doing pretty good now,” declared Junior Varsity Goalie and Midfielder Santana Sila.

The junior varsity team faced a unique situation with the team having trouble working together but are slowly improving.

“I think we’re getting better as a team, we’re learning how each other play,” stated Sila.

Overall both teams are feeling confident about their ability to work together and compete.

“The overall season is going well. The team does have its ups and downs but we work together and stay composed,” said Singh.

The latest game this past Monday against Oak Grove ended in a win for both Junior Varsity and Varsity with the final score being 3-0.


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