Scorps blow past Los Alamos 65-26

Karl Schneider The Daily Times
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The Farmington football team shook off last week's lopsided loss and came away from Los Alamos with a big win of its own Friday.

Scorpions head coach Jeff Dalton said his team (4-1) switched up a couple things within its schemes, and that approach worked as Farmington rolled to a 65-26 win over the Hilltoppers (1-4).

"At the half, we were up 41-12, so we took the second half as an opportunity to get some younger guys in and try to find some depth in some places," Dalton said. "We really wanted to give the younger guys the chance to play football against a varsity opponent."

Dalton said backup quarterback Isaiah Jaramillo did a great job leading the offense during the second half.

Dalton also credited running back Alex Fowler with a strong rushing performance in the win.

"We throw the ball around a lot, but he's done a good job of making his touches count and keeping us balanced," Dalton said of Fowler.

Dalton said Fowler's ability to make plays in the running game has helped keep the Farmington offense balanced.

"The worst thing you can do is be one dimensional in football," Dalton said. "That's when teams can start keying in on what you're good at. So to have Axel running the ball well, and guys like Diego (Elebario), who we can throw screen passes to, all that makes us a little bit less predictable."

Farmington will be back home next week, hosting Grants (4-1).

Karl Schneider is the sports editor for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4648 and Follow him @karltschneider on Twitter.