High school soccer: Mustang off to better start this season

Jared Homer's return to Mustang as the boys' soccer coach last season didn't go as he had envisioned. But things have flipped for Homer and the Broncos to start the 2013 season.
by Ed Godfrey Published: March 15, 2013
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Jared Homer's return to Mustang as the boys' soccer coach last season didn't go as he had envisioned.

The former All-State soccer player at Mustang and kicker for the Broncos' football team did not expect a 1-12 season from a program that usually makes the playoffs each year.

“Miserable doesn't do it justice,” Homer said of last year's season. “It was a grind. We tried different tactics.

“Our issue last year was scoring goals. We did fine stopping teams. We couldn't find a way to put the ball in the back of the net.”

Mustang, which started four freshmen and three sophomores a year ago, scored just eight goals last season and four came in the Broncos' lone win over Lawton.

But things have flipped for Homer and the Broncos to start the 2013 season. Mustang is 3-0 and already has scored more goals (10) than last year's season total.

Mustang owns victories over Yukon and Putnam City North, coming from behind in both games. Against Putnam City North, Mustang trailed 3-1 but scored four goals in the final 20 minutes.

“We've really played better than expected,” Homer said. “We have played two really good teams in Yukon and Putnam City North and found a way to win both of them.”

In their last game before the spring break on Tuesday, the Broncos remained unbeaten with a 2-0 victory over Carl Albert.


by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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Key dates for the high school soccer season

March 28-30: Tournament week

April 2: District play begins

April 30: First round of playoffs

May 3: Second round of playoffs

May 7: Semifinals of playoffs

May 10-11: State championships

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