Archive - Oct 23, 2011
CALDWELL â€” It was a scene that played out all year long. Anytime Blackfoot or Snake River soccer was discussed you couldn't help but notice the smiles and the pride that fans showed towards the two teams.
What will catch those unfamiliar with the two squads by surprise is the genuine love that the two teams have for one another. Yes, long time rivals have become best of friends both on and off the field, well at least on the soccer pitch that is.
BLACKFOOT â€” For many members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team of the Idaho National Guard, being away from their homes and families is not a new experience â€” several just completed their second or third deploymentâ€” but each time coming home is just as sweet.
The community of Blackfoot welcomed home the 116th Saturday night with an informal bonfire and chili dinner. Several guardsmen and their families were in attendance.
MIDDLETON â€” The Blackfoot Broncos accomplished their lofty goal on Saturday evening as they blanked a very talented Caldwell team 3-0 for their first ever state soccer championship.
"The standard has been raised. The first state championship for a Blackfoot team, that's the new standard now," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "To win a state championship, it is just brilliant and it sets a new precedence for Blackfoot soccer."
CALDWELL â€“ History was made on Saturday afternoon as the Snake River Panther soccer squad capped off their monumental run through the 3A State Soccer Championship Tournament with a dominating 5-0 victory over the Redskins of Teton.
â€śThis is just indescribable for me,â€ť Snake River head coach Trevor Peterson said. â€śTo have played for three years as a player for Snake River and then to be fortunate enough to coach these guys and help build this program just leaves me a little speechless.â€ť