(Cedar Hill) The Northwest Lions made some great memories on the pitch in 2019.

The Lions won 19 games and a district championship in boys’ soccer last season, but they will need to replace some stars.

Top scorers Brandon O’Dell and Joe Noah have graduated after combining for a whopping 46 goals.

Lions head coach David Willis says his team has to understand they’re not going to be champions again just by showing up.

Northwest will also need a new starting goalkeeper, but Willis thinks he has a fabulous replacement in freshman Alex Drexler.

All in all, Willis says long-term success starts with short-term effort.

Northwest will start the 2020 boys’ soccer season Saturday when they travel to take on Union.

To hear the full interview with Lions head coach David Willis, click play below.