With the first district championship in school history safely in the trophy case, Byron Nelson boys soccer coach Howard Putter hoped he had his program prepared to make a deep playoff run.The quest to advance further than 2012’s Region I quarterfinal appearance began in the bi-district round Tuesday with a game at White Settlement Brewer. Nelson (19-5-3, 7-2-1 in District 11-4A) wrapped up the district championship with a victory over Birdville on March 18.However, the Bobcats weren’t exactly streaking into the postseason. They had dropped two of their last three. Admittedly, Putter played senior night against Argyle far differently than he did with other games.With nothing at stake, Putter played seven starters sparingly and sat them for most of the match. He played backups for most of the contest. Argyle won the match, 3-2. Still, the Bobcats had their chances.Now, the slate is clean at 0-0.“We hit the last three games with some problems with sickness,” Putter said. “The key for us is to make sure we keep everybody focused and just play and not let other things stop us. We have a great chance [to reach the Class 4A state tournament in Georgetown].”What Putter has liked about his program is that a majority of his players have bought into his system, matured both on and off the field and are not concerned about the playing time.“They understand that it’s about winning,” Putter said.Had the Bobcats defeated Brewer, they would meet Gainesville out of the district that features the Wichita Falls schools. That district drew a bye into the area round. Nothing has been set for that game. One location that appears to be unavailable is Denton’s C.H. Collins Complex. It is under renovation, Putter said.There’s no debateOne of the players who is different from the rest is senior Brendan Gillette. He doesn’t play club soccer. He just likes to play the game. Call him a throwback. But his experience and passion stand out as far as Putter is concerned.Gillette, a two-year starter, is a member of the Nelson debate team. A scheduling conflict caused Gillette to miss the Argyle match and compete in the district debate event. Gillette used to play center midfielder. But Putter has moved him around the field between stopper, outside forward and sweeper. In each role, he has contributed.“He has so many things going for him,” Putter said. “He’s on the debate team. He’s a full-time referee and then he’s in school. I really thought he would give up soccer. But he decided to stick it out. I’m really happy that he did. He’s just one of the most consistent kids you’ll find. He’ll always give you his best every time he’s out there.”Northwest updateThe Northwest boys played to a 1-1 tie against Keller Timber Creek and then lost to Richland, 5-0, to close out the regular season. Coach Brett Beeson’s Texans (5-14-4, 2-8-4 in District 4-5A) missed the playoffs and finished sixth. However, there was some steady progress as the squad earned points in six of 14 matches. That doesn’t sound like much, but keep in mind this team has had a long way to go to regain respectability.