In unconventional season, Arcadia Boys Soccer thanks community for support as team enters sectionals

Arcadia boys soccer has reached the sectional semifinals in a season that gave them plenty of uncertainty.

Before the season even started, the Raiders had an uphill battle with scheduling as other schools in the area moved to spring. Then Arcadia High School’s brush with COVID-19 shut them down for a couple weeks.

Current Raider Hugo Hernandez says that time away was scary, because their season was entirely up in the air at that point.

But since coming back, the team’s gone 4-0 and scored 25 goals in that span. And whenever their playoff run finishes, the Raiders have a lot of people to thank for helping their season happen.

“The community, families, friends, and the students,” head coach Luis Cruz said. “All together at the same time. It’s a crazy season, but I tell you what, it’s going to be talked about in Arcadia forever, what happened in 2020.”

Arcadia takes on top seed Barron (9-0-0) Thursday afternoon.