The Grapevine boys soccer team won its district this season and appear to be headed into the playoffs with a full head of steam, and coach Heath Bullard said that is exactly where the Mustangs need to be.
Grapevine defeated Fort Worth Eastern Hills by a score of 6-0 to wrap up the regular season, and Bullard said his team had an outstanding showing to finish up the year.
“We finished strong in the last game,” Bullard said. “We also had a tough game with Birdville. We ended up winning the final three games of the regular season.”
Grapevine played a warmup game with Dallas Molina on Monday after the press deadline, and Bullard said that he is feeling good about how is team is performing as the playoffs get set to begin.
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“The way we finished up, I’m feeling pretty good,” Bullard said. “We’ve had time off to get healed, which is good, because we have been physical. I gave them the entire week off to heal up, and I am hoping that helps.”
The Mustangs will take on Azle in the opening round at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Saginaw, and Bullard said he is expecting a good game.
“I know they have a very strong keeper,” Bullard said. “I have seen them play once, against Brewer, and they tied. That was enough to give them a fourth-place finish and get them into the playoffs. At times, they looked outstanding, but at other times, not as good. It should be a good game.”
To have a good run in the playoffs, Bullard said his team will have to have a few things go right.
“We’ve got to play consistent and use everyone on the field,” Bullard said. “We do a better job when we do that instead of three of four people trying to take over the game and win it for us.”