FORT KENT, Me. (WAGM) - 20.7 seconds left in the state championship game and an opponent's shot crosses your goal line. The Fort Kent boys soccer team knows how it feels to get that close to being top dog in Class C. Despite the heartbreak, they're feeling good about a trip to the state championship in 2018.
"I feel confident," Senior goalkeeper Reece Pelletier said. "We hate losing so much that we'll just kind of do anything to win."
The Warriors are under new leadership this year. After serving as assistant coach in 2017, former University of Maine at Fort Kent standout Kalusha Kotes got promoted to head coach.
"It's a tremendous feeling," Kotes said. "You were working with the team as assistant coach and then all of a sudden in a span of a year you're now the head coach."
And the new coach has his team working hard during the off-season.
"He's pushing us to the limit," Pelletier said. "Lots of training, we've done countless drills."
Pelletier's fellow senior, Camden Jandreau, is taking on the mantle of senior leader.
"It's our last year so we're pushing all of the under classmen to go as hard as they can," Jandreau said. "We want to do everything we can to win."
The Warriors started their season trending in the right direction. They defeated Fort Fairfield 5-0 and Katahdin 10-0. They will certainly be a team to keep an eye on in Class C.