Navajo Prep’s Dante Alonzo (8) and Kordell Dugi (25) attempt to stop Laguna Acoma’s David McGee (34) on Friday at Navajo Preparatory School in
Navajo Prep's Dante Alonzo (8) and Kordell Dugi (25) attempt to stop Laguna Acoma's David McGee (34) on Friday at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington. (Jon Austria — The Daily Times)

FARMINGTON — Piedra Vista got off to a rough start in 2014.

The Panthers dropped their opener 35-8 against 2A San Juan High School in Blanding, Utah, on Friday night.

"We were just real sluggish and never really got going," PV head coach Jared Howell said. "Defensively, we had mistakes that kept their drives going."

The Broncos (2-0) had the benefit of opening their season a week ago and came out ready to play, opening up a 15-0 lead in the first half.

"They were ready to go, that's for sure. I don't think we were playing at the pace we had expected coming in," Howell said.

San Juan pushed the lead to 35-2, before the Panthers finally found the end zone on a run from sophomore quarterback Alex Shay.

Navajo Prep’s Dante Alonzo (8) runs to the end zone as Laguna Acoma’s Brett Melikan (21) closes in on Friday at Navajo Preparatory School in
Navajo Prep's Dante Alonzo (8) runs to the end zone as Laguna Acoma's Brett Melikan (21) closes in on Friday at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington. (Jon Austria — The Daily Times)

Shay split time with junior Ryan Montoya under center, with Montoya playing the first half and Shay closing out the game.

The schedule doesn't get any easier for PV with a road game against 4A runner-up Goddard set for next Friday.

"We just have to focus on what we do," Howell said. "We know Goddard will be big and physical."

Bayfield, Colo., 48, Kirtland Central 6

Kirtland Central didn't get off to the start it was looking for against Bayfield, Colo.

The Broncos gave up 34 unanswered points in a 48-6 loss to the Wolverines on Friday night in Bayfield.

"They were able to do anything they wanted," KCHS head coach Kevin Graham said. "I expected us to compete better."

After falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, KCHS (0-1) scored on a 76-yard touchdown run by Keishaun Aspaas to cut into the Bayfield lead.

From there, the Wolverines (1-0) scored five-straight touchdowns to run away with the victory.

Bayfield quarterback Kelton McCoy threw for two touchdowns, and running back Zane Phelps added two more on the ground.

The Broncos will play again on Friday at Farmington High.

Navajo Prep’s Tyler Sorensen carries the football on Friday against Laguna Acoma at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington.
Navajo Prep's Tyler Sorensen carries the football on Friday against Laguna Acoma at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington. (Jon Austria — The Daily Times)
Laguna Acoma 75, Navajo Prep 34

The Eagles (0-1) had no answer for Laguna Acoma star running back David McGee.

Prep head coach Rod Denetso had the 2A First-Team All-State running back down for 470 yards in the Hawks' 75-34 victory at Navajo Prep on Friday night.

"He scored every time he touched the ball," Denetso said, though he was unable to recall the total number of touchdowns McGee scored. "He's talented and everything he's cracked up to be."

The Prep coach said his team was in position to make plays on McGee but couldn't wrap up the tackles.

"That's my fault. I did prepare them well enough defensively," Denetso said. "We didn't tackle. We had guys in the back field but just didn't wrap up. I'll need to stress the fundamentals."

The Hawks (1-0) jumped out to a 22-0 lead in the first quarter before Prep got on the scoreboard with the first of five touchdown passes by quarterback Tyler Sorensen.

Denetso said his offense did enough to win the game if the defense could have made the plays.

Sorensen threw for 440 yards in the loss, while receivers Dante Alonzo and Trevor Martin each had more than 100 yards.

The Eagles will be back in action with Estancia at home on Friday.

"That's another tough one," Denetso said. "They have a big fullback who's not as strong or as fast as McGee, but he'll run you over."

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