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BURNET — The possibility that Llano and Burnet school districts could add soccer to their athletic programs during the 2013-2014 school year is giving youth league coaches and players hope, but officials worry where they’ll find the money.

The University Interscholastic League Oct. 22 announced Commissioner of Education Michael Williams will be asked to approve soccer as a Class 3A sport. The decision is pending.

However, creating a new program also means adding costs to budgets during a time when the Legislature may cut school funding even more to balance state coffers.