The Bobcats moved within one win of capturing a district title with a mercy-rule victory over the Bears in Fort Wingate on Friday night.
Bloomfield was up 39-0 after the first quarter and ended the game on the first play of the second half.
“We came out flat on the first drive, but by the middle of the first quarter, we were playing good,” said Bloomfield head coach Bruce Hatch. “We just have to keep it up and try not to lose this momentum.”
The Bobcats are 5-4 this season and 2-0 in District 1-3A.
The loss concludes the season for Wingate, who finished 1-8 overall and 0-3 in district.
Bloomfield closes out its regular season with a district title matchup against Shiprock at home next Friday.
“Shiprock has been doing a good job this year and has a good team,” Hatch said.
Shiprock 56, Thoreau 6
The Chieftain football team stayed unbeaten in district play with a 56-6 win against the Thoreau Hawks on Friday night.
It was a big road win for Shiprock, who now has the chance to win the District 1-3A title with a win at Bloomfield next week.
“Our guys overcame losing a few lineman, and the line played their best game in awhile,” said Shiprock head coach Don Story. “We executed really well. The offense hit on all cylinders.”
Shiprock (5-4, 2-0 District 1-3A) ended the game with a touchdown with three minutes left in the third quarter to beat Thoreau (2-6, 1-2) via the mercy rule.
The Chieftains will now prepare for a chance at the district title against Bloomfield.
“It's an awfully tough game for us,” Story said. “ We'll have to play very well to hang with them. I feel like we have a shot, and we have some speed to offset their size. It ought to be a good ball game. We have a tough week to prepare, and we have our work cut out for us.”
Navajo Prep 54, Navajo Pine 0
The Eagles won for the first time on the road this season with a 54-0 victory against the Warriors in Navajo.
"We didn't have a good week of practice this week, but the kids reponded," said Navajo Prep head coach Rod Denetso. "We never go into a game thinking we will blow teams out, but we wanted to get it over with and not get our starters hurt since we don't have much depth."
Tyler Sorenson threw for three touchdowns for Navajo Prep (5-4 overall, 3-0 District 1-2A) while Jesse Eredia and Izaac Eredia both scored a rushing touchdown.
Mika Mauga scored two more touchdowns, bringing his total to 11 in the three district wins for Navajo Prep.
The Eagles built their 54-0 lead by halftime to end the game via mercy rule.
Navajo Pine dropped to 3-6 and 2-2 in district with the loss.
The Eagles will now host Dulce in a district title match on Friday night.
"It's surreal," Denetso said. "It's something new for the boys. We didn't expect anything less for the football program. To my knowledge, this could be the first district title in school history."