Lufkin ISD kicked off their first day of school on Thursday, August 12. Students returning to school at Anderson Elementary located near the Crown Colony subdivision, were treated to a red carpet surprise as they entered the front doors of the school.

Members of the Angelina College soccer program were on-hand to welcome the Anderson students back on the first day of school. Anderson staff rolled out the red carpet for the kids, and several of the players and coach were there to cheer on the kids as they entered the school.

All of the pictures below feature the following members of the Angelina College soccer teams: Head Coach Nataki Stewart and players Jorge Arath, Gonzalez Medina, Damion Kaye, Ted Okorah, Jose Bojorquez, Camila Montero, Julia Tamasy and Adriana Connor.

The Angelina College teams will open the season on the road at Dallas College-Mountain View on Thursday, Aug. 19 before hosting the home opener against Hill College on Thursday, Aug. 26. Other home stands include Aug. 28 (Jacksonville College, conference opener), Sept. 4 (Northeast Texas Community College), Sept. 11 (Blinn College), Sept. 15 (Tyler JC), Oct. 6 (Paris JC), Oct. 13 (Navarro College women, Coastal Bend CC men) and Oct. 23 (Trinity Valley CC). Stewart said he’s currently looking to add at least one more home slot to the schedule.

the home opener against Hill College is generating a little more excitement as it will mark AC athletic programs’ return to competition.

“Our first home game at Jase Magers (at Lufkin High School) will be an ‘Orange Out’ game, and we’d love to see all our fans dressed out in orange,” Stewart said. “It’s going to be a very competitive game. Hill’s program is very good and nationally recognized. I can tell you that our fans will be proud of the product we’re putting on the pitch this year.”

To view the entire AC soccer schedule (along with periodic updates), visit

AC Soccer welcomes back Anderson Elementary


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