Northeast Tarrant

Panthers knocked out by Duncanville

The season came to an end for the Colleyville Heritage boys soccer team last week, as the Panthers lost to Duncanville by a score of 1-0 in the area round of the playoffs.

Coach Adam Phillips said that the Panthers competed pretty well in the game and said that he was pleased with their overall effort.

“It was a competitive game,” Phillips said. “It was not our best effort in the first half. I thought that we started out kind of slow. In the second half, we came out really strong and even in overtime and created some chances. We just came up a little short.”

The Colleyville Heritage boys soccer team finished second overall in district competition and defeated Hebron in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

Phillips said that he is satisfied with how the season unfolded for his team.

“My goal was to make the playoffs,” Phillips said. “I never want a graduating class to not make the playoffs, so that was my main goal. I thought we could have gone further in the playoffs for sure, which was kind of disappointing, but I thought we had a good season.”

Phillips said that he hopes his players, especially his seniors, take away a couple of things from this season.

“I really hope they have a sense of accomplishment,” Phillips said. “I would like for them to have that fulfillment in knowing that they made the playoffs. I know they wanted to go farther, but it really has been a culmination of what they have been working on for the last four seasons.”

The Panthers finished the regular season with a 14-7-4 overall record and 8-3-3 mark in district competition.

Phillips said that there is good news for next season, as well, as things appear to be in good shape for the varsity program for a couple of reasons.

“We've got a strong JV class moving up,” Phillips said. “Then I think that more than half of our players on varsity this year were either juniors or sophomores. We have a lot of players coming back. I know that we are going to miss our seniors and a few other students that are leaving, but I think we have a really strong group returning next season.”

•  The Grapevine boys soccer season ended in the bi-district round of the playoffs with a 3-1 loss to Coppell.