Boys lacrosse gets their revenge


Hyatt Criser

Scooping up the ball, Junior Rogan Kane wins a face off against Wharton. Plant Boys Lacrosse record is 6-1 this season.

On Saturday, Feb. 26, the boy’s lacrosse faced Ponte Vedra at home. It was the second time these teams have met up in the last two years, and their previous meeting remains in the heads of many Plant players. Plant achieved redemption after losing by one goal last year with their 9-8 win.

“The win against Ponte Vedra meant a lot to us as a team,” Junior Rogan Kane said. “It solidified that we are a team that needs to be respected as one of the top dogs in Florida.”

Plant Lacrosse lost in the State semifinals last year against Jupiter and is taking on this season with the state finals in mind.

“Our goal for this year is to win the state championship, no doubt about it,” Kane said. “Anything else I feel would be a loss. We have a great team that could go all the way.”

The team carries the record 6-1, suffering a loss to last year’s private school State Champs, St. Andrews.

“The team has shown flashes of greatness, but as the season progresses, the team will need to improve in our ability between the boxes, in clearing, and in learning how to further handle adversity in big moments against top competition to see through our dreams all of which we seek to accomplish with the rest of this long season,” Senior Captain Ryker Demarest. “We are a very poised team, and we thrive off great energy. When we’re up to play, and everyone’s battling for the guy next to them: on offense, we move the ball well, and on defense, we are suffocating to go along with great goalie and special teams play; just being well-rounded bodes well for us as the season progresses.”