10 Questions with Adrian Vigil

Favorite pregame meal: a sandwich.


Favorite band:  AC/DC.


Favorite movie: Warriors.


Favorite athlete: Adrian Peterson.


Favorite and least favorite class: My favorite is math and least favorite is history.


Biggest fear: Not being able to do what I want on the field.


Dream Vacation: Jamaica.


Dream car: Super Sport Chevy.


If you could have any superpower, what would you pick:  Super speed.


Favorite team: Denver Broncos.

 

BLOOMFIELD — Adrian Vigil's speed gives the Bloomfield football team an added dimension that is making the Bobcats one of the state's top 3A squads.

Vigil returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns in the 25-17 victory over Grants on Friday.

That big play ability has allowed the Bobcats to swing momentum in games this season, said Bloomfield head coach Bruce Hatch.

"He's a super fast kid. He's got great moves and when he gets the ball in space -- look out," Hatch said. He'll make you miss, then make the rest of the guys look silly when he outruns them. It's six points the offense doesn't have to earn. It's demoralizing for the other team, because they've just scored and all of the sudden he takes it back against them. It builds momentum for us and definitely takes any momentum the other team got away from them."

The junior running back credited the blocking from his teammates and his ability to find the holes in the defense as the reasons for his success early this year.

"It gives us hope and lets the other team know we're ready to play," Vigil said of the return touchdowns. "It's fun. We're a small team, but we're effective."

Vigil added a pair of rushing touchdowns as well in the win against Grants. Hatch said that Vigil can make things happen anywhere on the field, which helps drive the Bobcats.

"He's important. He's not only our kick returner, but our starting running back and starting safety," Hatch said. "He's just one of those kids who can make a play on offense, defense or special teams. He can flip the outcome of a game really quickly."

Hatch said Vigil's work ethic off the field is what allows him to be a playmaker during the games.

"Adrian's a nice kid. He's a hard worker -- always here, always on time, always giving 100 percent. You couldn't ask for more from a kid," the Bobcat coach said.

Vigil, who showed his speed at the state level when he won the 3A 300-meter hurdles title in May, said the team's work ethic will hopefully propel the Bobcats toward their goal, which is a matchup against St. Michael's in the state final.

"We're working on little things. I just love working as a team and every time we win it's the whole team, not one person," said Vigil, who also returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Bloomfield's opener against St. Mike's.

The Bobcats are ranked No. 3 by MaxPreps and No. 4 by nmpreps.com in 3A, and with a bye week coming up, they are preparing for the rest of the season with their eyes on a top four seed in the state playoffs.

"We've got a lot to work on, but I see our team improving and working hard each day," Vigil said. "I want to see improvement and working toward our goal, which is state."

Joshua Perry covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 or jperry@daily-times.com. Follow him on Twitter @jperrysuu.