FARMINGTON — Farmington High continued the strong start to its football season with its second decisive road victory.
The Scorpions won 41-6 against Los Alamos on Friday night.
FHS head coach Gary Bradley was happy with the way the offense executed, but he wants the team to clean up its turnovers going forward.
"Our offense had a lot of good drives, had a hard time holding on to the ball," Bradley said.
Last week against Gallup, the Scorps had a lot of big plays called back on penalties, but Bradley thought the team did a much better job this week in limiting those mistakes.
"We didn't have that big of a problem this week," he said. "Just one big one on a lineman down field that called back a touchdown."
The Scorps (2-0) used a balanced rushing attack to dominate the game as Brian Farley, Austin Foutz and Tyler Blades all found the end zone.
"It's nice to have. We have some athletes, and it's not a one-man show," Bradley said. "Jacob Lucas also played well at quarterback for us running and throwing the ball."
The Scorps' head coach has also been impressed by his defense, which has allowed just one touchdown in eight quarters this season.
"They're do look good. They're having fun and creating turnovers," Bradley said. "They're flying around and are very aggressive."
Next up, FHS will open its home schedule with Miyamura next Friday.
"It'll be good, and we're looking forward to it. It'll be nice to be home," Bradley said.
Bloomfield 67, Pojoaque Valley 21
Bloomfield responded from a loss against No. 1 St. Michael's with a blowout of Pojoaque Valley on the road.
The Elks came out and hung with the Bobcats early, taking a 21-20 lead with less than a minute left in the first half. But Bloomfield scored just before the break to take a 26-21 lead into the locker room.
"We started out really slow, and it was a back-and-forth game in first half," said Bloomfield head coach Bruce Hatch. "We kind of just rolled after that."
Bobby Lyon and Adrian Vigil had strong games to lead the Bobcats' offense.
"(Lyon) played really good. No idea how many touchdown passes he had. I think it was four and no interceptions," Hatch said. "Adrian Vigil rushed for three touchdowns, and we had lots of kids catch passes."
Defensively, Bloomfield (1-1) stepped up its play in the second half to secure the win.
"Defense in the second half was awesome. We shut them down," Hatch said. "We have young guys who are figuring it out, but they get better every rep they get. It is a maturation process, and we are trying to speed it along."
Bloomfield host Grants next week.
Shiprock 49, Zuni 0
After a blowout loss in the opener, Shiprock answered with a stellar win against Zuni.
Chieftains' head coach Storm Tallbull credited the running game for setting the tone in the victory.
"I think we just came out and ran the ball," Tallbull said. "We wanted to stay in control of the clock."
Shiprock made a change at quarterback, giving sophomore Irwin Holiday his first varsity start.
"He did pretty well and is a more versatile athlete," Tallbull said of Holiday.
The Chieftains (1-1) started the game out slowly on offense, but they settled in during the second quarter and took a 26-0 lead into halftime.
Next up, Shiprock travels to Monument Valley.
"They're a good team. I know they'll be a tough game," Tallbull said.
Navajo Prep 50, Wingate 0
After the offense exploded in Week 1 for Navajo Prep, it was the defense that stood out this week for Eagles' head coach Rod Denetso in a victory at Wingate.
"Tonight, the defense carried us. We ran back two interceptions and created a lot of turnovers," Denetso said. "Offensively, we were a little bit off but did what we needed to."
The Eagles (2-0) led 36-0 after the first quarter, and the game ended at halftime via the mercy rule.
Prep will play its home opener next week against Crownpoint.
"We're an exciting team to watch, and we're looking forward to that game," Denetso said.