Boys Varsity Soccer · DNJ Story: Even with a difficult road, Smyrna boys soccer was optimistic about making Spring Fling

 Smyrna’s boys soccer team had motivation and optimism heading into the 2020 season.

After one-goal losses in the Region 5-AAA final and Class AAA sectional last season left the Bulldogs one win shy of reaching Spring Fling, coach Brian Grogan’s team returned eight starters, including all-area player of the year Kevin Avalos.

“We knew we had a strong group of players coming back,” said Grogan, whose team went 12-6-2 last season. “We had a good chance of making a run at it.”

Smyrna has been to the Spring Fling twice — 2003 and 2013. However, the road to get to state became…continue reading  here