Favorite pregame meal: Spaghetti.
Favorite pregame music: 80s Rock
Favorite movie: Thor.
Favorite athlete: Barry Sanders.
Favorite and least favorite class: My favorite is outside of football would be stats and my least favorite is English.
Favorite Team: San Francisco 49ers.
Dream Vacation: New Zealand
Dream car: Lamborghini Murcielago.
If you could have any superpower, what would you pick: To fly.
Plans after graduating from high school: To go on a mission for my church, then go to college at BYU.
FARMINGTON — The Farmington High football team is sitting near the top after the first half of the season.
The Scorpions won four of their first five games and are ranked No. 4 in 4A by MaxPreps and No. 5 by NMPreps. Twenty five teams compete in 4A.
A big reason for the FHS success so far this season has been Brian Farley.
Farley has racked up eight touchdowns at running back this season, including two in the Scorps most recent victory at Valencia on Friday, all while being one of Farmington's leading tacklers at linebacker on defense.
Farley's ability to work non-stop and never take a play off has garnered the respect of his coaching staff and teammates.
"He's definitely a big leader on this team and he always has been since he was a sophomore. He just has a motor. When you talk about good football players, you talk about their motor and never stopping," said FHS head coach Gary Bradley. "Today, we did some things at half speed, and that's not good for Brian Farley. He never stops with his focus. He never stops with his intensity. He never stops with the obvious stuff you see on the field like running the ball and tackling. It's fun to have on your side."
Farley says trust within team has been the most important factor for the Scorps' good first half.
"I talk a lot about team unity. If my team can trust me, and I can trust them, then we're going to go far," he said. "A team is made or broken with that trust. If you don't have it, then you're not going anywhere. The line won't block. The runner won't find the right hole, and the team's not going anywhere."
Farley's ability at linebacker is a big reason the Scorps defense is allowing only 10.6 points per game, Bradley said. Farley has been a defensive starter since his sophomore season,
"His instincts are something you can't coach. You try to get these guys in the right positions as coaches and teach them some fundamentals, but you have to let them play. He knows how to run that defense and he's comfortable in it," Bradley said. "When it's time to work, he's our leader. His actions speak more than his words. You don't have to coach him up on effort, and you don't have to motivate him."
Farley thinks the Scorps have what it takes to continue their good season as they continue working toward a district title and playoff spot.
"We just need to keep doing what we're doing. Be strong on defense and keep pushing it on offense. That will keep us strong overall," Farley said. "I think we're going to be fighting for a first round bye. We can always get better and that's what we're striving for. We're striving for greatness and we're going to achieve it."
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.