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Left to right: Cruz Mata, Luis Duarte, Jose Duarte, and Manny Rodriguez.

There’ll be some familiarity in the beautiful Quachita Mountains of Arkansas later this year. Four Jasper soccer players have all signed letters of intent to attend and play soccer on the college level at the same school.

According to the Jasper High School Athletic Office, Jose and Luis Duarte, along with Cruz Mata and Manny Rodriguez have all signed on with National Park College, located in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Even though they’ll go in as freshmen, the four will probably see a lot of playing time because soccer is brand new to the school, and their very first season to play the game will come this fall.

The four will be playing for new Head Coach Kevin Tello, and the National Park College Nighthawks will be a Division I program within the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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