WENDELL • Miraculous comeback in the playoffs. State championship. Domination on the District IV All-Senior game on their home field.
Someone wake the Trojans up.
“It’s a dream season,” said Wendell head coach Jon Goss.
The Trojans scored all four of the North’s goals Tuesday night, including the game-winner from Jose Alfredo Barajas, beating the South 4-3 in overtime.
“It’s been crazy,” Barajas said. “We’ve had miracles. I think God has helped us. Never quit. Never give up. In this game I didn’t get many chances, but I took advantage when I did.”
Wendell’s Jorge Valera had two, while defender Durk Deelstra added another.
“Things happen, you know?” Valera, a midfielder, said. “I guess it was our time.”
Canyon Ridge, which made its first state tournament and won its first trophy in soccer, kept it close. Defender Ayoub Zahroun blasted a 45-yarder, and Keion Peterson slipped in another for the Riverhawks, whose six seniors went toe-to-toe with Wendell’s core.
“This season, it’s groundbreaking, honestly,” Peterson said. “We wanted to win first place, we believed we could get first place, but as a program and a school, we put ourselves on the map. We’re stepping out of Twin Falls’ shadow.”
Burley’s Mitchell Rice had the third goal for the South.