One week after ending the Taft varsity boys soccer team’s league schedule on a sour note, the Wasco Tigers did it again Friday evening when they closed out the Wildcat season for good by defeating Taft 2-1 in the quarterfinal round of CIF-CS Division IV playoffs.

One week after ending the Taft varsity boys soccer team’s league schedule on a sour note, the Wasco Tigers did it again Friday evening when they closed out the Wildcat season for good by defeating Taft 2-1 in the quarterfinal round of CIF-CS Division IV playoffs.


 “We played the best we could play,” said Taft coach Cris Flores. “I think we had a pretty good season.”


With the loss, Taft ends their season with an overall record of 11-12. Meanwhile, Wasco advances to the semi final round where they will take on the winner of the Chowchilla-Arvin match.


Taft had their hopes raised in the first half when Chris Nevarez scored on a header to give the Wildcats a 1-0 advantage. Five minutes later, Wasco scored the equalizer. The match remained knotted at one until the last 20 minutes of the second half when Wasco took advantage of a ball bouncing off the Taft goalie to score the final goal.


While Taft will be losing five starters from this years team, Flores says the team will be looking forward to next year.


“As being this close, the guys are a lot hungrier for next year,” said Flores.


The Taft varsity gitls soccer tem met the same fate a day earlier with a 7-1 loss at McLane.