La Cañada High boys' soccer Coach Barry Ritson will be the first to say his team hasn't reached its potential yet. Hopes are that potential will be attained, now that the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs have begun.
"There's another level to this team," Ritson said. "We haven't strung together a complete performance yet this season and when we do, watch out, because not many teams can handle all the weapons we have offensively."
The Spartans, the Rio Hondo League champions and top-seeded team in their playoff bracket, have their first-round game postseason match at 3 p.m. Friday . Their opponent will be the winner of the CIF Division V wild-card game between Paloma Valley and Nogales. Looking at La Cañada's 22-0-2 record and 10-0 mark in Rio Hondo League, some might say the team can't get much better. But the players disagree.