Varsity boys soccer chance at winning states is almost here!


Elise Harich

Nothing feels better than winning a state championship, last time they did was 2018.

Nathan Hadley, Editor

Varsity boys soccer’s regular season is almost at an end, and Playoffs are coming right around the corner. But in order for them to go to the playoffs, they still need to play Tuscarora and Frederick. With a 7-2-1 record, this gives them a good spot in the playoffs to get home field advantage and possibly not even having to play in the first round of the playoffs.


Every soccer team wants to start their season off with a win, and that’s exactly what they did. In their first two games of the season, they won both of them by shutting out the opponent team. First, they played Williamsport at the Bear Den with the boys team winning with a score of 4-0. Then, Governor Thomas Johnson High School at their field, but then again still beat them 1-0.


With Oakdale on a hot streak, the Bears go on to play their number one rival: Linganore. In every Oakdale sport, their number one rival has always been Linganore. On week three, Linganore was coming to the Den, but sadly, Oakdale lost 0-1. They then went on to play Middletown to whom they lost as well.


Losing to two of your biggest rivals is something no team wants to experience. Junior soccer player, Gabriel Rivera, explains why he thinks Oakdale lost both games: “We had to learn how to play with each other and to trust each other. Our chemistry was very low because a lot of us have not talked before and there was a big divide between us. We need to communicate on the field, it is the only way we will be able to win.”


After both of those tough losses, the team needed to bounce back. Next, they had to play Urbana. Junior JD Feaster commented, “Urbana is always the toughest team we play, because they are known as the best, and every time we play them it’s always a close game.” With Urbana coming to the Den, Oakdale played a good game and won.


Since then, Oakdale has not lost a game. Next up for Varsity boys soccer is Tuscarora according to their schedule who always puts up a good match every time they play them. Oakdale’s regular season is coming to  an end and the future of winning the state championship.