Every so often Reservoir coach Phil Ranker shows his girls the MPSSAA ball that was given to them last season as a consolation prize for making it to the 3A state semifinal game.
“I show them this from time to time to show them that we were close, but didn’t get the championship — not that they need me to remind them,” Ranker said.
Heading into 2016, the Gators aren’t looking for another soccer ball. They’re aiming for a bigger prize.
“Going into this season we should be one of the better teams in the county with the run that we put together last year,” Ranker added. “We...