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Two Bob Hope players earn 20-4A boys soccer superlatives

A pair of Bob Hope standouts earned superlative honors as the All-District 20-4A boys soccer honors were announced.

Cristian Figueroa won defensive MVP, becoming the only freshman to win one of the six top awards for a player in the district this season. Senior Fermin Torres won utility player of the year.

Both were key cogs in the Eagles’ march to the area round of the 4A playoffs in their first season of UIL competition.

Bob Hope also dotted the first- and second-team rosters. Four senior Eagles made the first-team list: Enry Reyes, Jorge Martinez, Bryan Gutierrez and Omar Aguilar. Second-teamers from the school included Ricky Perez, Juan Hernandez and Gerardo Figueroa.

Other superlative winners included offensive MVP Brandon Ruiz of East Chambers, midfield MVP Seth Brown of Little Cypress-Mauriceville goalkeeper of the year Fernando Rodriguez of Hamshire-Fannett, newcomer of the year Jackson Baeza of LCM and coach of the year Jackie Brown of East Chambers.

— I.C. Murrell

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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