For the third consecutive year, the Denair boys soccer team was chosen as the No. 1 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs. The previous two times, the Coyotes walked away with the coveted blue banner signifying a Section championship. They certainly can hope history repeats itself when this year’s tournament begins Friday night.
Denair (19-6-2) will host No. 8 Woodland Christian (6-7) at 6 p.m. at Jack Lytton Stadium in the first round. A victory would earn the Coyotes another home match Tuesday against the winner of Friday’s meeting between No. 4 Waterford (11-10-1) and No. 5 Millennium (6-7-2) of Tracy. Denair faced Waterford twice during the Southern League season and won both matches.
Denair finished third in the Southern League behind Delhi and Orestimba, larger schools that are both in the Division V playoffs. The Coyotes had a chance to finish second but lost 1-0 to Orestimba on Tuesday.
After winning Section titles the past two seasons, Denair has made it to the second round of the Northern California Division V tournament.