Salina South soccer heading to state for second time in school history

Published: Nov. 1, 2023 at 10:52 PM CDT
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SALINA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - After Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Newton, the Salina South Cougars are headed to the state tournament, not only for the first time in eight years, but only the second time in school history. To be one of the final four teams remaining in 5A, they had to go through a wild ride including a triple overtime playoff win and a revenge win over Newton to clinch their spot.

“We lost to them earlier in the season, so for it to come against them and us to beat them, it was amazing,” said Salina South junior Rylan Snell.

“I think it’s really cool because my freshman year I didn’t think there was any chance we’d get to this point,” said Salina South senior Carson Crow. “Now we’re here and it’s awesome.”

Even with the wild wins it took to get here, the Cougars knew that this group was one that was capable of something special from the beginning.

“Our guys, they know that people underestimate them,” said Salina South head coach Trey Crow. “They work their butts off every day because they know that. I’d take them over a ton of the teams that we played, even the ones that beat us earlier in the year just because of how hard they work and how much they want this and how much it means to them.”

“I think we’re meant to be here. We’re supposed to be here. I think everybody thinks that we should be here,” said Carson Crow.