Plant City gets defensive, advances

Plant City High girls soccer coach Caleb Roberts said after Saturday’s Class 4A-Region 3 semifinal against Seminole that his team has made a season of playing defense “11 players strong.”

A little bit of an exaggeration, but not entirely wrong as the Raiders’ defense was stifling in Plant City’s 1-0 win over Seminole.

The win earned the Raiders a berth in a region final for the first time in school history, as Plant City will host Lakewood Ranch on Tuesday.

“Not a bad first year,” said Roberts, in year one as the Raiders’ coach. more