On top of the world; Demon soccer wins first ever state title

Dodge City High School soccer coach Saul Hernandez won a state title as a player. But as he put it, winning one as a coach was so much sweeter. 

Joshua DonJuan scored the only goal for Dodge City in the first half, and the Demons topped Olathe East 1-0 on Saturday to claim the program’s first ever state championship. 

“This was a result of all the hard work these guys put in,” Hernandez said. “From the summertime until now; these guys worked their tails off.”

And it showed. 

Dodge City finished the year at 21-0; the only unbeaten team in Kansas en route to becoming the first Western Kansas school to ever win a state title in soccer. 

“As a coach, this one is more special because I get to help shape these young men,” Hernandez said. “It’s a great feeling to bring a state championship to Western Kansas.”