Feb 28, 2016 10:02 PM by Ross Field
In the Northern Section, the boys soccer standard has been set by Pleasant Valley. The Vikings have refused to rest on past success and not only are they winning, but they're doing so in dominant fashion and becoming a dynasty in the process. Action News Now's Ross Field filed this report.
"It's just like a great feeling and a great thing to be a part of," said Adrian Jauregui, forward.
That great feeling, that great thing Adrian Jauregui speaks of is a legacy at Pleasant Valley High School.
"This is going to be a story to tell for sure," added Brandon Sauceda, forward.
A story that's latest chapter was written Saturday as PV captured its third consecutive section title. But the three-peat doesn't tell the whole story of this special group.
In the last three season, PV owns a 68-1-2 record. The Vikings are currently on a 63-game unbeaten streak, the fourth best all-time in California. Valhalla of El Cajon near San Diego owns the record of 79 games.
"I'm probably going to tell my grand-kids about how I played for one of the best teams that's ever been at PV and how we made history," said Juan Velazquez, midfielder.
History that would not have happened if it wasn't for 18-year head coach Michael Vought.
"This is the greatest team I've ever coached, bar none," said Vought.
During the streak, Vought has utilized an attacking strategy with PV outscoring its opponents 355-to-29 since the start of the 2014 season.
"The numbers, the accolades, the championships, the accomplishments, all of it is really really special," said Vought.
"I knew we were good but I didn't think we were that good, to be honest," added Sauceda.
An overall product of great coaching, talent, team chemistry, and senior leadership from guys like defender Dylan Hall. The building blocks of all great teams.
"We have some incredible individual players and when you get those players to be able to play together as well as we can it really creates a team that's very difficult to be defeated and we've proven that the last three years," said Hall.
Now the question is, when will the magical run come to an end.
"I don't know when it will end but I do know the group I have coming back is another great group of athletes and they're super motivated to continue these traditions, so it should be fun," concluded Vought.
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