After dropping their district opener, the Farmington Scorpions rebounded and beat Kirtland Central 48-6 in Kirtland on Friday night.
“It was a well-rounded game,” said FHS head coach Gary Bradley. “The defense stepped up. The offense looked good. We had some good returns on special teams. Every aspect of our game was working.”
Farmington (6-3 overall, 1-1 District 1-4A) opened a 21-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
Brian Farley scored three times in the game, running in two touchdowns, and returning a fumble on defense for his third score.
Tierney Staley also scored for the Scorps defense, returning an interception for a touchdown.
“Our defense has played really well all year, and it was a reward for them tonight,” Bradley said. “Overall team effort, though. The backs and receivers played well. The offensive line took a step forward. Jacob Lucas looked really good at quarterback.”
Kirtland (3-6, 0-2) scored its only touchdown in the game on a quarterback sneak by Rashaan Sorrelhorse after Sorrelhorse hit Johnnie Johnson on a 30-yard completion to put the Broncos in scoring position.
“We didn’t match their intensity and enthusiasm,” said Broncos head coach Kevin Graham. “We’d take one step forward and two steps back.”
The regular season closes for both teams next Friday with the Broncos hosting Aztec while Farmington faces Piedra Vista.
“Playing PV is a big game for the city,” Bradley said. “But for our small team, we’re going to try and take care of ourselves. We play our best when we take care of ourselves and don’t worry about who’s on the other side.”
The Broncos know they’ll have their hands full with Aztec after the Tigers’ loss to PV.
“Aztec is a really good team and we’ll have to play our best game of the year,” Graham said.