NEHS boys soccer earns district champ title, move on to state

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Through a steady drizzle of rain, the Northeast High School soccer boys play against Van Horn Nov. 2 and clench the District 14 title. Despite losing their starting goalie to a red card during a previous game, the Vikings still came out 1-0. Here, Vikings players sprint toward the goal. Photos by Leslie Collins

 

By Leslie Collins
Northeast News
November 9, 2011

Northeast High School boys soccer is continuing to dominate its opponents.

And now they’re headed to the state playoffs.

NEHS boys earned the title of District 14 champs during the Nov. 2 game against Van Horn, where the Vikings shut out the Falcons one to nothing.

Despite a steady drizzle of rain, NEHS fans showed off their purple and white and stood on the sidelines cheering on the seemingly unstoppable team.

“I think Coach (Jim) Conaway’s done a very nice job of finding the strengths and weaknesses of his soccer team,” said Kansas City Public Schools’ Assistant Athletic Director Jim Sanders. “He’s making all the right moves and putting people in the right job.”

Sanders cited the Nov. 2 game where the starting goalie had been red carded during a previous game, making him ineligible to play.

Conaway put in his No. 2 goalie, switched up the defensive positioning and the Vikings still clenched the district title, Sanders said.

“They’re playing with an extraordinary amount of confidence in each other and confidence in their coach,” Sanders said.

The Vikings played again Nov. 8 against Oak Grove in the Class 2 state tournament.

The winner will proceed to the quarterfinal game Nov. 12. Results were not available at press time.

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NEHS cheerleaders don school colored ponchos and cheer on the boys.

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One Vikings player doesn't let his opponents stop him.

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