By Andrea Camarena

The Aztec boys soccer team have tried just about every formation and combination of players possible this season and finally one has stuck.

After starting the season with a 2-4-2 record, the Aztecs may have found the lineup and playing style to carry them to a Valley title game.

Losing games by one or two goals at the start of the season, the Farmersville team who graduated more than half of their starting 11 last year, settled on a 4-4-2 formation that's put them on path to an East Sierra League championship.

Currently 6-0 in league and 16-6-2 overall, the Aztecs have gone undefeated and are on the verge of breaking several offensive school records.

&#8220We graduated a lot of players last year,” coach Michael Jordan said. &#8220But younger guys from the camp and club teams are doing well.”

Over the past summer, Jordan and his squad made the most of their off season by attending a camp with the soccer staff at Fresno Pacific and participating in club ball.

The Aztecs have four games to go and still stand a chance at an undefeated season.

Three of the final four games of the regular season will be the toughest of the Aztec season. On Friday, Farmersville will host their closest competitor, Parlier.

The first and second place team battled last week as well, with Farmersville delivering a 4-0 shutout to the Panthers.

&#8220They are a strong, well-coached good team,” Jordan said. &#8220We've never beaten Parlier over there.”

Farmersville's two starting forwards, junior Jose Cuevas and senior Salvador Solis each netted two goals against Parlier.

Cuevas, the team's scoring leader, put away the first goal within 10 minutes of the start of the game.

Parlier went on to control the field for the next 20 minutes.

&#8220They controlled the game but our defense held them from making good shots.”

The game went scoreless for the remainder of the half giving Farmersville a 1-0 lead as they headed into the second.

In the second half, Parlier stacked one side of the field in a crucial error. Farmerville capitalized and Solis put away the team's second goal of the night.

As the clock ticked on, the Panthers began to deflate and Farmersville capitalized putting in two more goals before the final whistle.

&#8220They are a strong, well-coached good team,” Jordan said. &#8220We've never beaten Parlier over there.”

The win is the team's first in Parlier in the short history of the Aztec program.

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