Boys Varsity Soccer · “We Never Back Down From a Fight”

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Screen legend and model of manhood John Wayne said, “Men should be tough, fair, and courageous, never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either.” It would appear that the Spanish Fork soccer team operates in a way that would make the Duke proud. In a tough contest that saw the visiting Dons battling both the wind and an improved Lehi squad, the final whistle blew at the peak of high action and intense pressure. The Spanish Fork boys carried that momentum into the first overtime period and with only minutes off the clock, Sophomore Enoch Pendleton powered his way through a tough Pioneer line to sneak the winner in.
The match truly was a fight, with seven cards being distributed in the second half. The Dons played like John Wayne described and played courageous, fair, and with intensity. Coach Ryan Crockett, with an evident smile in his voice, said, “There’s no quit in these men!! They want this season to be one for their school, families, and the entire community!” And the visiting stands looked as though much of Spanish Fork was there to be a part of it. “Our fans are a big part of our success this season,” said coach, Shane Ferrin. “Without the support of this crowd and the big noise they create behind us, the battles would be harder and the wins less meaningful. I hope they know how much we need them and how big and wonderful their impact is!”
It sure seems like a special season and team this year for the Dons. You can catch them in action next week at Mountain View on Monday, at home against Orem in Wednesday, and at Senior Night against Payson Friday evening.