Print Cowboys fell short of playoffs last year, hope to regain momentum
Written by Staci Gasser   
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

After watching their state playoff chances disappear at the end of the 2011 season, the Camp Verde High School boys soccer players are coming back with a dynamite team.

Justin Reay, left, slips the ball past Chason Honea during a Camp Verde High School boys soccer team practice Thursday, Aug. 23 (above). The team hosted a three-way scrimmage at home Saturday, Aug. 25. The Cowboys missed the playoffs last fall, the first time in Head Coach Dave Miller’s 20 years of coaching.

“We had some early unfortunate losses that haunted us in the end,” Miller said. “There were a lot of woulda-coulda-shoulda games.”

This year, things will change. Miller said he and his players hope to return to the competitive team they have been, and the experience and team unity the players already possess will help them get there.

Four seniors, an extraordinary junior class, a group of talented sophomores and a good-looking freshman class will make up the rebuilding team.

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, Aug. 29, issue of the Camp Verde Journal.