Valley View boys soccer back in the state tournament

PHARR — The road to Georgetown’s Birkelbach Field for the UIL State Soccer Tournament is seldom easy. It takes five wins in arguably the state’s toughest region, which encompasses the Rio Grande Valley, Coastal Bend and the Austin/San Antonio metro areas.

For Valley View boys’ soccer, the route to a back-to-back state berth was filled with potholes, obstacles and elite opposition.

The Tigers, however, are back in the state semifinals for the fourth time in program history, looking to capture their first state championship.

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