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BLACKFOOT â€” The conference season couldn't have began any better for the Blackfoot Bronco soccer squad as they annihilated the team from Rigby 8-0 on Thursday afternoon.
"In last nights practice during the scrimmage it was some of the best passing that we've ever done and we are a good passing team when we put the ball on the deck and work together as a unit," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "The practice carried over today and we were sharp and it was a conference game, which is as good as it gets for me."
Gerardo Bartolo got the one sided affair started with a pretty little goal 13 minutes into the contest and one minute later sophomore Alberto Tafoya picked up a tally making the score 2-0 Broncos.
"Once we got a few goals and early in the season with this heat it was nice that we were able to get everybody on the field to get some valuable minutes," Coach Pope said.
The game stayed that way until late in the first half when Carlos Flores knocked in a rebound off the Rigby keepers hands and heading to the break, Blackfoot led 3-0.
It didn't take long for the Broncos to reassert themselves to begin the second half when goal keeper Ozzy Oseguera booted a long, high ball that bounced once and then was blasted into the goal by Everardo Bartolo less than a minute into the half for a 4-0 lead.
The Broncos continued the onslaught when Sigve Borgmo banged in the Broncos fifth goal of the day after a Flores shot caromed off the post and litterly into his lap on the doorstep of the Rigby goal.
"It say's a lot about all the different kids picking up goals," coach Pope said. "It means we are doing a good job of moving the ball and it also means that we are a little bit ruthless in front of the goal, which is one of the things that we've talked about and worked on."
Blackfoot added a trio of goals down the stretch, all on headers with Everardo Bartolo, Ozzy Oseguera and Alberto Tafoya each banging home a score for the final 8-0 score.
"It was nice to see Alberto pick up a pair of goals. He's a new player this year and on his header, it was as good a goal as you will ever want to see," Coach Pope said. "He's about four foot eight and he must of have eight feet in the air. It was a heck of a leap."
Blackfoot (2-0, 1-0) will host Snake River on Saturday with game time scheduled for 1 P.M.