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MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer program will hold an alumni game Dec. 30.

The match is 6 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive.

Marble Falls head coach Michael Nave had decided not to hold the game for several years, but changed his mind this season, partly because he has enough alumni who have expressed interest in playing.

“We haven’t done it for a few years because it didn’t fit the schedule,” he said. “They’re very helpful for us. I like doing them before we starting scrimmaging other people.”

The contest will have officials and 20-minute quarters that equal 80 minutes of play, just like a real game.

Expected to play are former goalie Robertlee Vidal and former central midfielder Jamie Hernandez.

“It’s pretty competitive,” Nave said. “A lot of fun, but very competitive.”

The event is free.

Though the 2012 Mustangs lack experience on the varsity level, the players had success on the subvarsity level. Nave said his athletes have improved during each practice.

“They have to get used to playing with each other,” he said.

Marble Falls opens the season against Killeen Ellison at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in its annual Winter Classic, then faces Salado at 5:30 p.m.

jfierro@thepicayune.com