Austin Aztex fans have been seeing double and it's a good thing. The Hume twins (Westlake High alums) are a big reason the Aztex are still undefeated eight games into the season.
Don't feel bad if you can't tell Walker and Tucker Hume apart. Most of their Aztex teammates can't either.
"Some people are starting to catch on, but yeah…It'll take ‘em a bit," Tucker Hume said.
"It's tough! You see what happened was that... they wore different color cleats and then they started wearing the same color cleats...so...that was mean," Aztex Coach Paul Dalglish said.
"I don't think they've still gotten it. Even [coach] Paul [Dalglish] can't tell us apart," Walker Hume said.
Not being able to make a distinction between the two even becomes a problem for the Aztex film crew when a Hume makes a highlight.
"Who scored?" a film crew member asked.
"Uhhhh... Walker or Tucker - one of 'em," another film crew member replied.
"I can hear the staff in the background saying 'which one was it? Which one was it?" Dalglish said. "Who cares? We scored! We've won! So… Yeah it's tough!"
Tucker, a forward, actually shares the team lead with four goals. Perhaps more importantly, he's usually nowhere near Walker, a defender.
"So I can normally tell which area of the field they're on, who's who," Dalglish said.
No matter which Hume is which, Dalglish values his 6'5" bookends.
"They're both very good players and both have been massive contributors to our success so far," Dalglish said.
High praise considering the 19-year-olds were in high school this time last year. After leading Westlake to the state semis, they may just take it a couple steps farther with the currently undefeated Aztex.
"We just want to win a championship this year, you know, we just play good soccer and stuff so we're doing well," Walker Hume said.