Andrea Butler and Grace Evans
After losing nine seniors from their 2017 team, the Jamesville-Dewitt Varsity Boys Soccer team has been working towards rebuilding their lineup.
Their current record is 5-6-1, having won their most recent game against Auburn High School. With this win, they are optimistic for a comeback. “We’re still adjusting to the difference in ball control,” said senior captain Andrew Balotin. Along with Balotin, seniors Joey Bertone and Jalique Huntley are also team captains.
All three agree the team works very well together. “The seniors are very good leaders. They’ve come back with a lot of experience which has helped evolve the way the team works together,” said J-DHS Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach Dan Law.
While the team works together on the field, they also bond outside of practices with team dinners and other activities. “We’re J-D. We’re family,” said Huntley. With family comes the common theme of unity among the team members.
“We’re getting to the part of the season where we play everybody a second time,” said Coach Law. This brings hope for redemption, especially against their rival, Fowler High School. Their next game is Oct. 4 against Fulton at J-DHS.