Seniors provide leadership for Berryville soccer team

Friday, February 28, 2020
Manny Tellez (10) is one of two senior captains for the Berryville Bobcats.
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By Scott Loftis

The Berryville Bobcats were plagued by injuries last season and limped to an 8-9-3 record, failing to reach the state tournament. With six seniors providing leadership this spring, coach Jesse Frost is optimistic that the Bobcats will have a better showing in 2020.

“They’ve been working super hard,” Frost said of the Berryville seniors. “They dont want a disappointing season again.”

Seniors Manny Tellez and Junior Perez are the team captains.

“They’ve really done really well this offseason getting us ready,” Frost said. “We’re in way better shape this year. We’re excited. Our leadership is definitely our biggest strength. The leadership and the shape we’re in compared to last year.”

Berryville also has some young talent, with five freshmen on the roster.

“We have three freshmen that are going to start for us,” Frost said. “They probably could have played last year for us. They’re solid freshmen.”

The Bobcats should have several players who are capable of providing scoring punch.

“We have more people who can score this year,” Frost said. “Last year one or two guys were doing all the scoring. We have multiple people this year who can play striker and can score for us.”

The Bobcats will face plenty of stiff competition in the 4A West, but Frost said that could be a blessing in the long term.

“That’s a concern but it will only make us better for the postseason,” he said.

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