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Superior High School goalkeeper Ethan Cooper jumps in the air to knock a shot away from the goal in the first half of the Spartans’ game with Columbia Heights Thursday afternoon at the SHS soccer fields. (Jed Carlson/

Superior soccer team still considers ‘The Swamp’ home

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The Superior High School boys soccer team opened its season Thursday at the field it knows best:

“Our grass field that we lovingly call the ‘The Swamp,’ ” said Jim Willmore, first-year coach of the Spartans.


The soccer team claims to love its soggy old field — where mosquitoes are ever-present — but they’re looking forward to playing on the brand new turf at the National Bank of Commerce Spartan Sports Complex this season.

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