King City Holds Championship Parade for Boys Mustang Football Team

After making high school history, it was only fitting that the King City High School Men’s Soccer Team would be honored with a parade and rally in downtown King City on Friday afternoon. The Mustangs defeated Yuba City’s Wheatland last weekend in overtime to become the Nor-Cal 5 Division champions, a first in school history. the job is done,” said team captain Giovanni Alcaraz. On Friday, they were rewarded with a parade through the city center in which the players were escorted by police as they boarded the city’s fire trucks. This was followed by a rally in the town square and a list of proclamations from local, state and federal leaders. Players said they weren’t even sure they would go that far, after last season was canceled due to COVID. “I didn’t know each other’s playing styles at first so we weren’t used to each other until the season went on, the more games kept playing and we became better and better with each other,” said Offensive Player of the Year Victor Narez. Even as they reached the playoffs, coach Cortes kept his team in check. I didn’t want to jinx him, I kept him to myself until the last minute,” coach Jaime Cortes said. it was time for a hometown celebration. “It’s something special, it means a lot to me to give them something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. I always tell secondary school kids to make memories and that’s a memory you’re never forget,” said high school principal Michael Gray.

After making high school history, it was only fitting that the King City High School Men’s Soccer Team would be honored with a parade and rally in downtown King City on Friday afternoon.

The Mustangs defeated Yuba City’s Wheatland last weekend in overtime to become the Division 5 Nor-Cal champions, a first in school history.

“Yes, it was a team effort, we all worked together and improved together and helped each other and finally the job is done,” said team captain Giovanni Alcaraz.

On Friday, they were rewarded with a parade through the city center in which the players were escorted by police as they boarded the city’s fire trucks.

This was followed by a rally in the town square and a list of proclamations from local, state and federal leaders.

Players said they weren’t even sure they would go that far, after last season was canceled due to COVID.

“At first we didn’t know each other’s styles of play so we weren’t used to each other until the season went on, the more games kept playing and we became better and better with each other,” said the Offensive Player of the Year. , Victor Narez.

Even when they reached the playoffs, Coach Cortes kept his team in check.

“I didn’t mean to jinx it I never told anyone about it I never said ok we’ll make it we’re going to win I didn’t mean to jinx it I kept it to myself until the end minute,” coach Jaime Cortes said.

But an overtime goal last weekend sealed the deal as the King City Mustangs returned home as champions; it was time for a hometown celebration.

“It’s something special, it means a lot to me to give them something that they will remember for the rest of their lives. I always tell high school kids to make memories and it’s a memory you don’t ‘never forget,’ said high school principal Michael Gray.

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