MIAMI — Miami High School opens the 2017 soccer season Friday night when it travels to Wagoner.
The girls’ game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m.
Miami opens the home portion of the schedule Monday, March 6 against Hilldale.
The Wardogs — 10-7 in 2016 — won seven of their last eight games to reach the Class 4A semifinals, where Dove Science Academy-Oklahoma City claimed a 3-1 victory.
The only blemish on Miami’s schedule during its stretch run was a 6-1 loss to Verdigris on April 19.
The Dogs opened post-season play with a 5-0 win over Cushing then outlasted Poteau 5-4 in double overtime.
They squeezed out a 4-3 victory against Glenpool in the quarterfinals.
Finding a replacement for Ben Pulley, one of the most prolific scorers ever at MHS, and several other seniors has been the task at hand for coach David Douthit, who is entering his fourth season here.
The Miami girls are coming off a 9-5 record in 2016.
After winning seven of their first nine games, the Lady Wardogs lost three of their final five in district play to fall out of playoff contention.
However, the Lady Wardogs wrapped up their season on upbeat note, crushing Riverfield Country Day 10-0 in a match that was called in the 33rd minute.