Boys soccer refuse to quit as team heads to regionals


Through hard practices and hard fought games, the Sheridan Bronc team is #1 in the 4A state division. With the spring season coming to a close, the Sheridan Broncs are looking to the future games and competition they will encounter. With one more game against Gillette before regionals Coach Matt Johnson, who’s in his first year of coaching Boys Varsity soccer isn’t underestimating any of the competition, “All the teams in our conference have the potential to be dangerous.” he adds, “Gillette is the most obvious competition. Their only loss was to us.”

Coach Johnson states why the team is a force to be reckoned with, “We know we are a dangerous team with a lot of talent. We also know we can’t sit back and rest on our laurels. We’ve got to continue to get better, because that is what the other teams are doing. The other teams are saying if they want to beat us they have to outwork us. We’ve got to work harder than them at every game and every practice.  We have got to be ready to play anybody.”

In preparation for regionals and state, Johnson says their goal is to get better everyday. “Our team refuse to quit. We bring to the field, aggression and tenacity.” Johnson adds, “We have a hard working players who will take the game into their hands, when it’s on the line and who aren’t going to back down.”

Regionals this year is taking place May 21 to May 23 at Cheyenne East. Then State takes place May 28 to May 30 at Rock Springs. Johnson reflects back on his first year as head coach and states the experience was, ”Stressful, but also fun. The boys have been very helpful in helping me accomodate. They’ve worked really hard. They make me look good when we win. Any contribution I have done is to help them achieve as much as they can and be as successful as they can.” The Broncs’ overall record is 9-1-2.

The Broncs will go head to head with the Gillette Camels on May 15.