With hard work, varsity boys soccer team hopes to keep momentum going


MaryRose Seaman

Jaylen Mitchell attempts a kick during the soccer game versus Ryan on Jan. 31.

Eli Lusk, Sports Reporter

The Braswell varsity boys soccer team is entering the season with a lot of excitement and impressive achievements, already boasting a 3-2-1 record.

The boys are putting in extra work by staying late after school to better themselves as a team and as individual players. Some also have select practice after school.

“We are working hard on our crosses and finishing our free kicks,” sophomore Tristan Randolph said. Randolph has been playing soccer for 12 years and plans to continue.

Jaylen Mitchell is a striker on varsity and is thrilled about this season, while simultaneously looking forward to next year’s season. His hope is to win district, which he preps for by practicing as much as possible.

“We go over our drills and do our workouts to get better and prepare,” Mitchell, a junior, said.

The season is going better than many people thought, and the players are pleased by how they have done so far. The players and coaches are looking forward to the rest of the season.

“We’re laying a good foundation right now,” head coach Chance Rose said. “I feel we have improved in each game as the season has progressed, and that right now we are about to hit the top of our game.”