Plant City rides through highs, lows of landmark season

PLANT CITY — Turns out there’s a downside to having the best season in school history.

Never had Plant City High School had a soccer team get to a region final, yet there the Lady Raiders were Tuesday playing for a spot in the state semis. Plant City showed itself and a large home crowd it belonged but Lakewood Ranch prevailed 1-0.

And thus the downside. The further a team advances, the closer it gets to a possible state championship, the rougher it hits when it doesn’t happen. more