While the 2018 high school boys soccer season ended without a postseason berth for the teams from Grantsville, Stansbury and Tooele, the season wasn’t without its exciting moments.
Grantsville, which played in the toughest region in Class 3A — both state champion Judge Memorial and runner-up Morgan call Region 13 home — showed improvement as the season went along. The Cowboys were unable to advance to the state tournament, but had several strong wins against non-region opponents.
Stansbury came on strong at the end of the season, including a victory over eventual Class 4A state runner-up Park City. While it wasn’t enough to earn the Stallions a trip to the state tournament, it did provide reason for optimism.
Tooele endured a difficult season as the Buffaloes looked to rebuild their roster a year after breaking a long playoff drought. While the Buffs’ season may not have been a success on the scoreboard, they earned valuable varsity-level experience that will benefit them in the long run.