Weiser defeats Bliss for second 3A state championship in three years

MIDDLETON, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) United We Stand, a motto adapted by the Bliss Boys Soccer team.

The Bears have pulled off upsets en route to the state championship Saturday afternoon at Middleton High School.

The team is comprised of four schools with one goal, winning a state championship.

But the Bears would have to contain Weiser, looking for its second title in the past three years.

Bliss’ Steven Rubio put the Bears up 1-0 in the opening minutes.

Still in the first half, Rubio with another shot on goal, but Dylan Miranda just a freshman playing like a senior.

Weiser equalizes on this goal by Christian Sanchez.

Worst thing that could happen to the Bears does as Rubio and Miranda collide, Rubio would not return to the game with concussion-like symptoms.

Wolverines looking to break open the game as Isaac Tarelo finds Sanchez for his second goal of the game, Weiser up 2-1.

With less than three mimnutes to go, jesse swift’s shot barely misses and weiser celebrates their second title in the past three years.

Bliss senior forward Armando Corboda said, "yeah, Steven was one of our top players, it was a tough match, especially after him getting hurt, we kept our heads up, kept fighting, I guess that wasn’t enough. But I’m proud of what Bliss has done.

Bliss head coach Dustin Henkelmann said, "from the beginning, I believe we were the better team, we created many more chances than Weiser, Weiser just finished their chances."

"It is hard to see a team work that hard during the season and come up short. A lot of these guys could not play high school soccer if it weren’t for bliss and the co-op, we’re very thankful for the opportunity," Henkelmann added.

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