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Members of the Taylorville High School boys soccer team are, front row, Linidi Letniku, Bart Heimsness, Hunter Fry, Cole Gilpin, Jacob Staples, Seth Daum, Luke Ellinger, Aiden Montgomery, Bailey Wold and Jordan Staples. Back row: Coach Jeff Fry, Casey Stickel, Cole Paulek, Dylan Jones, Zachary Braun, Carter Thomas, Kole Buckley, Nathan Coady, Zander Buchanan, Trysten Anderson and Head Coach Tim Karbach.
TAYLORVILLE — The upcoming season this fall for the Taylorville High School, boys soccer team Head Coach Tim Karbach has an optimistic view.
“I’m looking forward to this upcoming fall season as we come off a rough, strange, and shortened ‘spring’ season,” the fourth year head coach said. “We have 18 players this year and a few of those faces played as freshman a few years ago and have made a return this year.”
Karbach is glad to see those faces. Those players include Casey Stickel and juniors Luke Ellinger and Carter Thomas, “who will make a direct impact supporting veteran players like sophomores Trysten Anderson and junior Zander Buchanan who played 95% of the minutes in games as well as sophomores Zach Braun and Aiden Montgomery.”
There are a few four -year players who will impact the season such as senior Hunter Fry, according to the coach. Karachi says senior Kole Buckley will step in the goal this year to fill a void left by graduated Preston Good.
The coach is happy with his numbers, noting there were times, “some games were played with 10 due to injuries and other out- comes.”
He thinks the Tornadoes non-conference games will be, “very competitive and looking to finally tip the tide in our favor.”
“Our Apollo Conference games are tough but I feel we can run with those teams this year and they will respect us unlike the previous years,” Karbach said. “The guys are energetic and ready to go after a brief summer workout session.”
Their first test comes up on Aug. 23 in the opener at Raymond. Just three days later, Aug. 26, is the Battle of Route 29,” which pits the Tornadoes against the Pana Panthers on the pitch at Taylorville.