Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 14 March 2014 09:24
Surprise! That’s what the La Joya Juarez-Lincoln (LJJL) Huskies boys soccer team did to their District 30-5A opponents last year. They caught them by surprise. They not only compiled an impressive 15-1 record in their inaugural 5A season, but won the championship in a district that included the defending state champion Sharyland Rattlers. While achieving so much success so quickly may have left some wondering if their 2013 season was a fluke, their continued success this season has proven that the Huskies are indeed for real.
Currently at 12-2 and in sole possession of first place with 35 points, Juarez-Lincoln has a rather comfortable seven point lead in the standings over second place Palmview, and an eight point lead over third place Sharyland. However, since the Huskies have played one more game thus far this season than Palmview and Sharyland have, their lead over one of those teams will be reduced tonight as the Lobos and the Rattlers face off against each other while the Huskies are off.
As the Huskies’ and the district’s top scorer, senior Angel Quintero is one of the reasons behind Juarez-Lincoln’s success. Quintero believes he knows why his Huskies have managed to continue their winning ways despite that they are now in one of the toughest districts in the state.