There’s no denying that 2020 has been a particular season for Lebanon soccer.
“We’re setting information that no person has come near, so it’s a really particular group,” stated Head Coach Matt Jernigan.
For the primary time in program historical past, the Yellowjackets are district champs.
“We had an opportunity final yr, it was our first time ever in program historical past making it to the district championship,” Jernigan stated.
It’s no coincidence these two years have lined up with two record-setting seasons by senior Zach Richards.
“If you happen to have a look at the information, he’s by far one of the best to ever come by way of Lebanon,” Jernigan stated. “He’s a particular participant.”
Final yr, Zach broke the Jackets single season objective scoring file. Early this yr, he set this system’s profession file.
“Truthfully I didn’t even understand I obtained the varsity file till coach advised me, nevertheless it was superior,” Zach stated.
His success is partly due to his blazing pace.
“He’s a 4.4 40 [yard dash] type of man. He timed the quickest in our faculty a pair years in the past within the 40-yard sprint,” Jernigan stated.
However Zach brings extra to the desk, seeking to arrange his teammates whereas additionally including to his faculty file.
“I positively don’t simply attempt to get objectives,” Zach stated. “I positively need to go it and let the staff play too, nevertheless it’s all the time behind my thoughts making an attempt to get increasingly more.”
Fittingly, Zach added three extra by scoring a hat trick within the Jackets district championship win.
And he’ll carry that mentality with him as he strikes on to play faculty soccer. Nonetheless, he’s not prepared for that subsequent journey fairly but.
“I’ve simply been making an attempt to take pleasure in the previous few weeks with the boys,” Zach stated. “I’m nonetheless going to see them after the season, nevertheless it’s not going to be the identical. We received’t be capable to play soccer collectively anymore.”
That’s true, however not less than Zach and his teammates may have record-setting reminiscences to look again on.