FARMINGTON — The Bloomfield Bobcats took an early lead against the Farmington Scorpions and trailed just 2-1 at halftime on Tuesday.
That was before the 4A Scorpions (11-6 overall, 3-0) tacked on five more second-half goals to take a 7-1 victory against the 3A Bobcats (13-6, 10-0 District 1-3A) in a match up of the top teams in their respective districts.
"Bloomfield did really well, and they play a different style than we have seen the last four or five games," said FHS head coach Byron Farnsworth. "Bloomfield's (Raul Fonseca) was extremely quick. Our boys underestimated his speed, but their whole team did a good job possessing and running at us more than other teams we have faced."
Fonseca scored the game's first goal before FHS began its attack.
"After the first goal, I could have gone defensive, but I wanted to let the boys play and see where we stacked up against a team of that caliber," said Bloomfield head coach Jarly Lopez.
It was senior night for the Scorpions, and it was a sweet one as five of the team's seven seniors -- Hyrum Lusk, Nathaniel Pavlik, Jorge Chavira, Isaac Valencia and Enrique Alvarez -- scored in the game.
"The whole team did a great job stepping up, and it was nice to get a burst of goals like that at the end of the season right before state," Farnsworth said.
Sophomore Ismael Quintana scored two more goals for the Scorps.
Lopez was happy his team could see a talented FHS squad so close to the beginning of the state playoffs.
"Farmington is a quality team. They have been state champs, and it showed," Lopez said.
Bloomfield has one more game against a 4A opponent Thursday at Grants. The Bobcats have locked up the District 1-3A title and await playoff seeding on Sunday.
Farmington High can lock up the District 1-4A title with a win against Piedra Vista on Thursday as long as the Scorpions don't lose by three goals or more.
"Our focus is the same as last game with PV. We know it will be a physical game," Farnsworth said. "PV is one of the most athletic and quick teams in the state. We have to get to every 50-50 ball and have an offensive performance like we did against Bloomfield."
Piedra Vista 7, Aztec 0
After finishing a season sweep of the Aztec Tigers, the Piedra Vista Panthers are focused on upsetting Farmington High for the District 1-4A boys' soccer title.
The Panthers (9-9, 2-1) took down the Tigers 7-0 on Tuesday at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium in Aztec. Beau Velarde scored four goals to lead PV to the win.
"We started strong and finished strong. It was a complete domination the entire game," said PV head coach Pablo Quintana.
The Panthers led Aztec 4-0 by halftime. David Rodriguez, Joseph Denney and Cody Colebrook all scored a goal for the Panthers.
PV still has a shot at winning the district title, but the Panthers will have to beat the Farmington Scorpions by three goals on Thursday night to win the tiebreaker. FHS will win the district with any win or a two-goal loss.
"The boys are more than excited. They are ready mentally and physically," Quintana said. "We are healthy, and everyone's mind is on Thursday. The goals is to beat FHS and become district champs and go straight to state."John Livingston can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; 505-564-4648. Follow him on Twitter @jlivi2.