The Kenai Kardinals boys soccer team will be heading onto the field this season with a fairly simple goal in mind -- to play every game to its fullest.
That is exactly what Coach David Landry said that his team will be fully capable of doing as well.
"I guarantee that these kids will come out to play every game," Landry said of the Kardinals' determination as a team. "They are a great bunch of kids and are fun to be around."
The Kards, who went 7-2-1 last season to find themselves third in the region behind eventual state champs Colony and second place Palmer, are not feeling the sometimes painful pinch of losing experienced players.
"We just lost three people," Landry said. "We lost two to graduation and one that moved but we have an awful lot of returners coming back."
Returners include junior right half J. D. Pault, junior left half Richard Alexander, junior center back Wally Ward, junior left defender Marcus Webster and junior forward Carlos Carreon. One of the Kards' senior returners is middle half Greg Landua.
"We are pretty comfortable with the team we have coming back," Landry said. "Each year we have a team that is getting more and more talented. Each year is a little more knowledgeable and a little more savvy on how the game is played."
Editor's note: Information on the Kenai boys soccer team was unavailable when the rest of the soccer preview printed Sunday as attempts to contact a coach from the team were unsuccessful.
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