FARMINGTON — For the second straight year, the Navajo Prep football team is the District 1-2A champion.
The Eagles dominated Navajo Pine 53-0 in their final home game of the regular season on Friday night.
"It's great for our school and our program," said Prep head coach Rod Denetso. "The kids worked hard and deserve a lot of credit."
Prep quarterback Tyler Sorensen was solid again for the Eagles, completing 14-of-21 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns.
Mikaele Mauga had four catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns, while Isaiah Yazzie racked up 110 yards and a touchdown on five receptions.
Izaac Eredia added 60 yards and a touchdown on the ground, scoring early in the third quarter to end the game via the mercy rule.
"The same four or five guys are consistently playing good football," Denetso said.
The win moved Prep to 3-0 in District 1-2A play and 8-1 overall in the season.
Newcomb is the only team left with one loss in district play at 1-1, but Prep defeated the Sky Hawks 50-0 on Oct. 18, so the Eagles own the tiebreaker if Dulce manages to pull off a massive upset against Prep in the regular season finale.
Bloomfield 53, Wingate 0
The Bobcats controlled their game against Wingate from the opening kickoff, ending the game at halftime via the mercy rule on Friday night in Bloomfield.
"We got a lot of our younger guys in and managed to stay pretty healthy, which is big for us," said Bloomfield head coach Bruce Hatch.
Bloomfield (6-3 overall, 2-0 District 1-3A) ran the ball well, getting three touchdowns from A.J. Vigil and one from Robert Lyon and J.D. Robinson apiece.
Wingate (4-6, 0-3) struggled to generate any offense against the Bobcats, who haven't allowed a point in district play.
The defensive gave us the ball in good field positions all night," Hatch said.
The Bobcats will face Shiprock next Friday at Chieftain Field to decide the District 1-3A championship.
"We truly believe to get in the playoffs we need to be the district champs," Hatch said. "It's just a matter of figuring out how to get better. There's little room for error when you get into the playoffs. We want to come out hard and fast."
Shiprock, Thoreau PPD
The game between Shiprock and Thoreau scheduled for Friday night at Chieftain field was postponed after no referees showed up to officiate the contest.
"Everybody was here. Thoreau brought their bus down, and the fans were ready to go, but no refs ever showed up," said Shiprock head coach Storm Tallbull.
The game has been rescheduled for Monday at a time yet to be determined.