The end of the Fall sports season is often disappointing for many fans of Upper Arlington’s prestigious athletics program. Despite this, whether they are fans of football, soccer, tennis or the multitude of other sports that practice and play during the Fall season, they have a lot to look back on from the previous sports season and to look forward to during the winter.
For one, the football team has been put through trials and tribulations, and have been able to come out on top through some of this adversity. For instance, on Oct. 20 fans were able to witness an astounding comeback versus Central Crossing, resulting in a hard-fought victory.
Another team which did well during the fall season was the men’s junior varsity B soccer team. They managed to remain undefeated throughout their season, finishing with a record of nine wins, zero losses and one tie.
Freshman Joshua Shepherd, who played on the men’s JVB soccer team, was pleased by the team’s season and the hard work they put into it. He said, “It was a great opportunity to play on a new team, get to know new people and to gain experience playing high school soccer.”
Luckily for those who are disappointed by the ending of Fall sports for this school year, they have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming winter season. For instance, the wrestling team is aiming to be better than ever for their upcoming season.
Junior Joseph Orlando is looking forward to the upcoming wrestling season with anticipation. He said, “Individually I have high goals; I have hopes to qualify for states this year, maybe even place. We lost a lot of seniors last year, but we gained a few good freshmen, some of whom qualified for districts last year.”
Although the ending of fall sports may be disappointing for many students, they have many great things to look forward to in the upcoming winter season. Boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, swimming and wrestling are only a sample of the activities that fans can look forward to in the upcoming months.