All-Bingham County Boys Soccer team
BLACKFOOT — In Thursday's edition of the Morning News I released my first All-Bingham County team which was for girls soccer.
Today we will dive into the boys all-county team naming the 11 best players in the county accruing to myself.
And while no team in the conference qualified for the state tournament, the decision for who makes and does not make the team was a difficult one.
Here is your All-Bingham County boys soccer team.
Ozzy Oseguera — Blackfoot
There may be no player in the county tougher to stop than Oseguera.
After playing in goal as a junior, Oseguera moved into the midfield for his senior season and was quite successful.
Osugera manned the midfield and with his ability to place the ball in the net from 30 yards out he was a player tough for opponents to stop.
While not the only scoring threat the Broncos had this season, Oseguera was a big part of the Broncos success during the season.
Jordan Godinez — Blackfoot
Godinez was the beneficiary of a lot of perfectly placed passes during the season.
With goals coming at a premium during the final month of the season Godinez scored a handful of goals to get the Broncos into the No. 2 seed in the 4A District 5/6 tournament.
And while the Broncos fell short of returning to the state tournament it was not from a lack of effort from anyone on the team.
Jordan Garcia — Blackfoot
Despite missing the first few weeks of the season due to not having enough practice time Garcia still made his presence known on the field once he got there.
Garcia was a mainstay in the Broncos offensive attack and played solid defense for the Broncos all year long.
Garcia was a powerful scorer who had a great season until the playoffs when the Broncos went flat and were eliminated in the district tournament.
Juan Rivera — Snake River
This young man may be the quickest player in the county and quite possibly the most valuable to his team.
After leading his team through the losers bracket at the 3A District 5 tournament with his double overtime game-winner, Rivera willed his team to a winner-take-all district title game.
And while the Panthers came up short of the district title and the state tournament, Rivera was a big part of the teams success.
Rivera used his speed and ball handling skills to lead the Panthers in scoring and recorded a goal in all but one of the district tournament games.
The speed shown by Rivera also helped the Panther son defense as he was able to close large amounts of space in a short amount of time.
Panthers coach Trevor Peterson often praised Rivera for his leadership and tough play, going as far as to call him the spark plug of the team.
Mark Williams — Snake River
While he did not show up on the score sheet often, Williams made his presence known with his defense and the use of the flip throw-in.
The flip throw often put the Panthers into scoring opportunities and was a weapon few teams actually have the ability to use.
As one of the captains Williams always kept his team focused and under control regardless of the situation.
The rest of the first team
Dakoda Taylor — Snake River
Fernando Torres — Aberdeen
Alexis Rivas — Aberdeen
Alberto Tafoya — Blackfoot
David Judy — Shelley
Alex Pena — Shelley