FARMINGTON — Farmington High, Kirtland Central and Navajo Prep each picked up big wins to open the season, while Shiprock ran into a tough opponent in its first game.
Here's a look at games from teams around San Juan County:
Farmington 48, Gallup 0
The Scorpions dominated their Week 1 opponent Gallup from the opening kickoff to earn a road victory.
FHS (1-0) struck for four first half touchdowns, opening a 28-0 halftime lead and cruising to an easy win.
Scorps head coach Gary Bradley liked the offensive balance from his team, but he was most impressed by the play of his offensive line.
"The offense really moved the ball, and our offensive line stood out. Our running backs did a good job, but nothing would have gone well without the line play," Bradley said.
One thing that Bradley is hoping his team will limit going forward is the amount of penalties.
"It's not uncommon early in the season, but that was our No. 1 thing we'll look at tomorrow morning," he said.
FHS will continue the season with a road game against Los Alamos on Friday.
Kirtland Central 28, Bayfield, Colo. 6
The Broncos 2013 season started with a solid win over an opponent they lost to a year ago.
KCHS (1-0) beat the Wolverines 28-6 in Kirtland thanks to four touchdowns from their three running backs -- Bryceson Arthur, Keishaun Aspaas and Jacob Belin.
Arthur scored on 29-yard screen pass from quarterback Rashaan Sorrelhorse for the first KCHS touchdown of the game.
Aspaas added a pair of scores in the second and third quarter, followed by a fourth quarter touchdown by Belin.
KCHS head coach Kevin Graham couldn't have been more pleased by the start from his running back trio.
"It's awesome, they block for each other and take care of each," Graham said.
After allowing Bayfield to score early in the first quarter, the Broncos defense stepped up.
"I can't say enough about the defense. (They) played a physical style of football," Graham said.
Next up for the Broncos will be a home game against Durango, Colo.
Estancia 53, Shiprock 0
A young Chieftains squad got off to a rough start, dropping their home opener to the Bears.
"We fought, and we saw some good things, but there were a lot of bad things as well," said Shiprock first-year head coach Storm Tallbull. "Estancia is a well-coached team, and my hat goes off to them."
The game ended in the third quarter via the mercy rule.
Next, Shiprock (0-1) will face Zuni on Friday.
"I think with our whole thing the only thing we can do is learn from what we did wrong, and we can get better every day," Tallbull said. "We want the kids to enjoy football."
Navajo Prep 50, Thoreau 0
The Eagles and their new spread offense got off to a flying start against Thoreau in a mercy-rule win.
Head coach Rod Denetso said he was satisfied with how easily his players have started to grasp their new offense.
"The quick stuff and deep stuff was working," Denetso said. "They're really clicking on offense."
Quarterback Tyler Sorensen threw for 427 yards and six touchdowns in the win, including hitting Mika Mauga four times in the end zone.
Mauga totalled up 269 receiving yards in the victory and also added a fifth score running the football.
Navajo Prep (1-0) will continue its season next Friday against Wingate on the road.
Joshua Perry covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @jperrysuu.