The WIAA boys’ soccer and girls’ volleyball tournament begin Thursday in Milwaukee and Green Bay, respectively. McFarland has one of two teams from the Madison area going for a state title in boys’ soccer.
It’s been five years since the program has reached the state tournament. Should the Spartans win the state championship, it would be the first McFarland boys’ soccer team to do so.
“[Winning a state title] would be extraordinary, said soccer captain Ethan Larsen. “That would be incredible. It’d be probably one of the best feelings you could ever feel, just being in high school. But it’s going to take a lot of hard work.”
“Boy, I’d say we’re pretty confident right now,” said McFarland soccer coach Brett Ogorzalek. “We know a little bit about the teams we might see in the state tournament. We know that everybody’s dangerous at this point. Everybody’s real strong. Just to get to the state tournament you’ve got to be a great team.”
The Spartans will be taking on Plymouth in the Division 3 semifinal at 11AM CST.