The Sickles girls soccer team is no stranger to difficult competition. 

Based on geographics and the sheer quantity of quality in the Tampa Bay area, the Gryphons always find themselves lumped into districts with potential state final four programs. Despite seven straight winning seasons and fielding some high-level squads, the Gryphons have not been able to capture a district title or get beyond the region semifinals over that period. 

It’s a frustrating reality, but that may be changing this year.