The Martin boys soccer team is gearing up to go where no Laredo team has ever gone before, the region IV finals. To get there they will need to defeat a Georgetown team that has only allowed one goal over their four playoff games. Adding to the difficulty is the fact the Tigers will be without Chris Arana, who got their scoring started on Tuesday night in a 2-1 win over PSJA-Southwest. During that game though, the junior forward would pick up a red card, meaning he must sit for tomorrows match.
Even being a man short, the Tigers think they have what it takes to win and they want to do so for the community they call home.
"This is for Laredo, this is for our school and everyone that has supported us. Hopefully tomorrow, I know it's going to be a tough game but we have a pretty good team." (Willie Hernandez, MARTIN DEFENDER)
"We're really excited and we're pretty confident but we won't take any team for granted. We know we're the better team but we'll see what happens tomorrow." (Gerardo Gaytan, MARTIN MIDFIELDER)
"If we win it's because God is with us and he has high plans for us. It would be incredible for this school, Laredo, the team and everything." (Ricardo Delgado,MARTIN FORWARD)
Martin will go toe-to-toe with the Georgetown Eagles Friday at Noon in Corpus Christi. If the Tigers win that game, they will play in the region four championship Saturday afternoon.