Racking Up Awards
Aldine boys capture headlines on pitch
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WHILE NIMITZ WON THE DISTRICT TITLE, IT WAS ALDINE WHO STOLE THE HEADLINES, REACHING THE REGIONAL FINALS IN THE POSTSEASON – ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE STATE TOURNEY.
The Mustangs finished fourth in District 16-6A, behind the Cougars, Westfield and Eisenhower. Obviously, the 'Stangs were saving their best for last.
Aldine got hot, beating nationally recognized The Woodlands, Cypress Lakes, Langham Creek and Sachse, before falling to College Park in the fifth-round. Leading the way were Raymond Chairez, Elvin Rodriguez, Cesar Ramirez and Kelvin Vazquez.
Nimitz won their first-round game against Klein Oak, but then lost to Langham Creek, while Eisenhower lost its opener to College Park.
The Cougars swept the postseason awards as Eduardo Romero and Jared Flores were named District co-MVPs. Denzel Martinez was the Defensive MVP, David Magana was the Goalkeeper of the Year and the Coach of the Year was Oscar Nunez.
Alberto Sosa, Denzel Martinez and Jesse Orenday all joined them on the first-team as well. Adolfo Segundo will also be a player to watch as the sophomore earned Newcomer of the Year accolades.
Eisenhower had a solid season going 6-4-4 on the year. Fortino Reyes, Jose Cardenas and Osiel Robledo were the IKE studs.
Other notable stars were District Offensive MVP Marlon Jacinto of MacArthur and Davis freshman Oscar Canizales.