Red Devils looking for leadership from Smith

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi


Lancaster High School boys soccer team members from left are (front row) Adrian Henderson, Isaiah Norris, Andrew Hill, Markell Scott, Stewart Hollingsworth, Ben Pittman, Destin Henderson, Marshall Lee and William Randall; (next row) coach Rob Pittman, Jameson Scott, Michael Foulkes, Jordan Milton, Henry Smith, Adarian Henderson, Lex Casseday, Daniel Smith, Arik Roane and managers Sydney Price and Courtney Croasdale. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The Lancaster High School varsity boys soccer team got in two scrimmages last week before the mandatory hiatus of the spring sports season.

Bruton and Mathews both beat the Red Devils, 5-4, in preseason action, but LHS coach Rob Pittman has no complaints.

“Even before the games, I told them these results don’t matter,” he said. “It’s about keeping our positions, passing the ball and building trust about what’s going to happen with that pass.”

Pittman’s young team includes seven freshmen, three sophomores, five juniors and two seniors. Back to anchor the midfield is senior college recruit Henry Smith, who is being sought by several Division II schools. Smith has spent the off season traveling the country as part of the national showcase…