Tigers hoping to improve on last year's season
By By Thomas Burton / special to The Star
Nov. 14, 2002
When it comes to home improvement Bob Vila's the person for the job. For the Southeast Lauderdale Boys soccer team improvement will come from head coach Dwane Taylor as he looks to build up the Tigers from there 1-9 record last year.
A goal for Southeast is to upgrade there conditioning. With football season coming to a close the team hopes to be ready to play. Southeast will have 17 players wear the jersey ready for the challenges that await them.
Two players for the Tigers are coming back off the disabled list. Taylor hopes that with a healthy squad that he can teach the team new skills.
Providing a spark is junior Justin Clearman. He will fill the goalkeeper duties as he brings leadership for the Tigers.
Senior Fullback Caleb Ethridge will be responsible for getting the team fired up on defensive play. His job will be to shed some of his experience on the younger players.
Coach Taylor expects hustle from Austin Taylor and Tyler Overby. They're the team future as coach Taylor says he is expecting Austin Taylor to come forward and stay strong mentally.
Game strategy and planning will be the antidote for success. Coach Taylor wants the team to spread the field better. The Tigers hope to put pressure on the opposing the team's defense to attempt more shots at goal.
Southeast hopes to mastermind tough play against top contenders West Lauderdale and Clarkdale. Both of these team present the largest threat.
Overall coach Taylor's goal is to attract interest from the middle school athletes. He hopes that young players come out wanting to participate in soccer. School participation will help put confidence in the teams heart.