Editor’s Note: This is part six in a series about the 2019-2020 Duncan High School Athletics school year and will show how the Duncan Demons performed during the school year.
The Duncan soccer teams finished the shorten 2020 season with an identical record and both were looking to make noise in district play.
Game one of the season saw the Lady Demons and Demons soccer team travel to Elgin where the Lady Owls scored the 4-0 victory while the Duncan boys got the 6-1 victory.
Two goals came from Alex Barrientos and one goal apiece from Rafael Carrasco, Victor Acosta, Blayden Foster and Ayden Thompson.
The first home game of the year was a couple of days later against Cache and the Lady Demons won 3-2 in overtime but the boys dropped a close 4-2 match.
Duncan’s final game was against Lawton High School. The Lady Demons won 2-1 and the Demons won 5-3 with both teams finishing 2-1 on the season.
Kaylee Foster and Hanna Brew got the goals for the Lady Demons while on the boys side a hat trick was made by Carrasco and the other two goals came from Eduardo Moreno-Vargas and Ben Johnson.
The Lady Demons were led by David Shaw who was in his first season as head coach for the Duncan girls soccer team and the Demons were led by Coach Fabian Lopez who was in his final season for Duncan.
Lopez said it was really sad to hear of the cancellation of the 2020 season and he feels for the fans and players who didn’t get to finish their season.
“It’s devastating for the players, the parents, the fans, our booster club and of course the coaches,” Lopez said. “We’ve put in endless hours of work. Planning, meetings, practicing, watching film and many trying in the classroom to stay eligible. I personally feel sad and heartbroken. There aren’t any other words that can describe how I feel right now.”
Duncan’s boys team had multiple seniors while the Lady Demons had a couple and Lopez said his group of seniors meant a lot for his final season at Duncan.
“It was a special group of seniors. They meant everything for the program. We built a sense of unity and team work,” Lopez said. “They lead practices, they managed to step up when we needed them and most importantly, they created a sense of expectations for the younger guys.”
Currently, Duncan High School is on the search for Lopez’s replacement and Shaw will be returning for the 2021 season for the Lady Demons soccer team.