4 Lufkin soccer players sign to play at the same college

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Panthers don't call themselves 'The Pack' for no reason.

On Tuesday, Anthony Palos, Alejandro Rios, Elias Aguilar, and Sidro Flores signed to play college soccer and will travel in a pack to play at the same school, Jacksonville College.

These boys say they have played together for several years, so going on to play together at the next level is something they say they're doing as a family.

This pack has proven to be a talented group of soccer players who were all were named to the first team All-District.

"They were my family during soccer season. I've been with them 4 years so knowing I'm going to be with them 2 more. It's a great feeling," said Palos.

"It's kind of a relief signing. I'm actually going to get to go somewhere and play, and it's comforting to know I have my teammates with me," said Aguilar.

Palos and Aguilar were both named to the All-State team and Aguilar's success doesn't stop there.

He came to the United States when he was 6 years old, and says he is now living the American dream

"To me it's a dream come true because I'm not from here, I'm from Mexico. None of my family has ever been to college so I'm going to be the first one," said Aguilar. "It's a great experience and like I said, a dream come true."

These boys say they are ready to compete at the next level, together.

"I just want to get more experience like everybody else and go with my friends,have a lot of fun, and try to get the most wins we can," said Flores.

While playing soccer, they will be juggling their studies as well. Palos will study business, Rios is looking to become an engineer, Aguilar is studying Kinesiology, while Flores will study collision repair engineering.

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