The MWHS Rams soccer team made a name for themselves this season, and didn’t get beat easily. They fell to the Diamond Hill Jarvis Eagles in double overtime at Aledo Bearcat stadium Friday night in the Regional Finals.
The team, coached by Rolando Borjon, started off slow allowing DHJ to score early on a corner kick. Neither team would score again until the Rams answered in the second half, with about 8 minutes left in regulation. The Rams fans, packed full with more than 600 fans according to the ticket sales, rallied and rooted for the Rams keeping the energy high and carrying the team in to overtime with a tied score of 1-1.
In overtime, the Rams began attacking early and knocked Diamond Hill off center a little and getting a few great attempts to find the net. Although very close, none of them made it to the back of the net, and OT ended with the same 1-1 score. Going to second overtime, the energy was high and the crowd was rowdy. A questionable call by a official on the field, that got a rise out of the team and the fans, and allowed the Eagles a penalty kick with 3:58 left in the second overtime. The Rams fought until the buzzer but fell short and couldn’t answer that penalty shot score and fell 2-1. After the game, some of the players fell to their knees and were emotional, some just sat in awe of the game, many of them embraced one another and tried to encourage them to keep their heads up. One player, Enrique Saucedo, walked amongst the fans to thank them for coming and supporting them.
The Rams left it all on the field, and the Mineral Wells community is so proud of them and their great season!
Sports Journalist | Mineral Wells native and community-driven. An MWHS graduate with years of experience having served on the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee, Tourism Committee, Historic Downtown Association, and more. Kellci is heavily involved in Highridge Church of Mineral Wells and volunteers within the First Impressions and Students Ministries. Her love for sports comes from being a student-athlete (volleyball, basketball, track, and field) as a child growing up in Mineral Wells.