FARMINGTON — The Bloomfield football team was handed its first loss of the season Friday night, falling to Hope Christian 21-6 at Bobcat Stadium in Bloomfield.
The two sides battled through the first quarter without finding the end zone.
Bloomfield (4-1) was the first to score when quarterback Brendon Charley hit Brendan Ramsey for a 27-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter.
The Huskies (4-1) answered quickly, scoring about two minutes later and taking a 7-6 lead after converting the extra point.
After going into halftime with that slim lead, Hope opened the third quarter with a scoring drive that ended with a 28-yard rushing touchdown.
The Huskies scored again with about three minutes left in the third quarter to take a 21-6 lead.
With about eight minutes left in the game, Hope stopped the Bobcats on an important fourth-and-one play. The hosts saw their final hopes of coming back dashed when they turned the ball over on downs again with less than three minutes remaining in the game.
Along with the loss, Bloomfield saw running back Chauncey White leave the game with an injury. In his previous three games, White racked up 220 yards and three scores on the ground, along with two receiving touchdowns. The extent of White's injury was unknown.
The Bobcats have a bye next week and will be back in action Oct. 9, when they host Wingate (2-3).
Bloomfield head coach Bob Allcorn could not be reached for comment after the game.