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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
Russets Sting Bees Late
By Ron James
For the Morning News
SHELLEY â€” For those in the stands at Shelley High School on Friday night to see the Russets take on the visiting Bees of Bonneville, you were treated to one of the best games of the year as Shelley scored late to complete a comeback from 12 points down and nip Bonneville 41 â€“ 40.
By KASEY JONAS
For The Morning News
AMMON â€” Blackfoot overcame a slow start and used a strong second half to down Hillcrest, 38-22 at
Thunder Stadium Friday night. The Broncos celebrated with their District Six championship trophy that was presented to the team after the game.
At the start of the game, after Hillcrest attempted an on-side kick, Blackfoot recovered the ball on its own 43-yard line.
Then with 9:43 on the clock quarterback Trae Pilster threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Colby Pearson. Pearson then ran the ball for a two-point conversion.
By BOB HUDSON
THOMAS â€” Snake River coach Jeff Dalley didn't know what to make of the Panthers' 70-7 beat-down of American Falls in South East Idaho Conference football action on Friday.
"I never would have expected it," Dalley said. "I really thought it would be a slugfest."
CALDWELL â€“ The Blackfoot Broncos rode the right foot of senior Gerardo Bartolo all the way into the 4A State Soccer Championship game. The talented striker knocked in not one, not two, but all three Blackfoot goals in a hard fought 3-2 victory over Skyview on Friday afternoon at Caldwell High School.
â€śRight from the beginning of the game you could tell that we were all focused and ready to go,â€ť Bartolo said. â€śWe want to win a championship so badly and we came out attacking, attacking and just taking the game to them. To get three goals, my senior year, well that feels amazing.â€ť
CALDWELL â€“ The Snake River Panthers took a big step towards a 3A state championship on Friday afternoon as they turned in a convincing performance against perennial soccer power Payette with a 6-1 victory.
â€śThe guys just came out and killed it today,â€ť Snake River head coach Trevor Peterson said. â€śThey came out and played an awesome game and I couldnâ€™t be happier.â€ť
Snake River drew first blood in the game in the eighteenth minute of play when a Payette player was called for an intentional hand ball on a ball that was heading for an open goal on a corner kick.
CALDWELL â€“ The High Country Conference champion Blackfoot Broncos opened their state tournament on Thursday afternoon as they tangled with Minico in the first round at Brothers Field on the campus of Caldwell High School.
In a game that seemed to be played almost entirely in the Spartans end of the field, Blackfoot was able to prevail and advance to the semi-finals with a hard fought 1-0 victory.
CALDWELL â€“ The Snake River Panthers shook of a slow start with a second half romp as they opened the 3A state tournament with a convincing 5-3 win over Gooding on Thursday afternoon.
Playing at Vallivue High School the Panthers found themselves down 2-0 just eight minutes into the first round contest.
THOMAS â€” There's an ages old coaching cliche that says we play them one point at a time. On Tuesday night, that statement couldn't have been more profound as the Snake River Panthers literally took it to the Bear Lake Bears one point at a time down the stretch as they advanced to the fifth district title game with a thrilling come from behind victory 25-23, 25-12, 24-26, 21-25 and 16-14..
"That was it. That was never say die," Snake River head coach Shelli VanOrden said. "I'm so happy and proud of these girls. They never quit playing and fought all the way through to the end."