Bloomfield keeps rolling, slams Socorro 56-6
FARMINGTON — Three weeks into the season, the Bloomfield football team has yet to face a true test.
The Bobcats (3-0) beat their opponent by more than 50 points for the second straight week by downing Socorro 56-6 at Bobcat Stadium on Friday night.
The hosts played their best defensive game of the young season, according to head coach Bob Allcorn.
"We played a great defensive game — the only touchdown we gave up came on a kick return," Allcorn said. "We made some big plays on the turnovers we forced."
The Bloomfield defense was a good source of offense on Friday. David Deherrera scored on a 55-yard fumble return, and Adriano Stevenson returned an interception for a 50-yard score. Both plays came in the third quarter.
On offense, junior quarterback Brendon Charley turned in an efficient game. He went 5 of 10 for 101 yards and two passing touchdowns. He also found paydirt on a rushing score.
Chauncey White returned from a one-game suspension to catch two touchdown passes and run for another.
Visiting Taos (1-2) next week, Allcorn said his team can't get too high on the heels of another lopsided win.
"I'm just trying to see how good we can be regardless of who we're playing, which is always a challenge," he said. "Getting these kids to train and focus to be a championship program is the focus. I think we can get there if the kids continue to work hard and buy in like they are."
Durango, Colo., 21, Piedra Vista 3
The Panthers suffered their first loss of the season Friday, falling to the undefeated Durango Demons 21-3 in Durango, Colo.
The first quarter came and went without a score for either team, but Durango's Lawrence Mayberry made it 7-0 with an early-second quarter touchdown run from 2 yards out.
PV couldn't find any offensive rhythm in the first half and punted the ball on each of its first three drives. The Panthers did manage a field goal midway through the second quarter, but it would be the only time they would score in the game.
Durango made it 14-3 just before the half and closed out the scoring with a 52-yard Kyle Duran reverse play for a touchdown early in the final quarter.
PV head coach Jared Howell was not available for comment after the game.
The Panthers (2-1) will hit the road to play Moriarty (3-1) on Friday.
Escalante 56, Navajo Prep 6
Navajo Prep couldn't contain the Escalante offensive attack, and the result was a 56-6 blowout loss to the Lobos (3-0) Friday at Eagle Stadium.
"We definitely had a tough one tonight," Prep head coach Storm Tallbull. "It's one of those thing we have to get better on. We had way too many mistakes."
Tallbull said the Eagles (0-2) struggled to slow down Escalante quarterback Dominic Montano.
"I've got to admit, they're a really good team, and they have a really good quarterback," Tallbull said. "(Montano) was able to run and throw against our defense. He was great at stretching it outside and using his legs."
Offensively, the Eagles were unable to get into any kind of rhythm offensively to eat up the clock and keep Montano and the Lobos offense on the sideline.
Tallbull said the game really showed the Eagles where they are at and the things they need to work on to get better, which Tallbull believes they'll be able to do.
Prep will travel to Zuni next week to take on the Thunderbirds (2-0).
Sports editor Karl Schneider contributed to this story.