Bloomfield vs. Albuquerque Academy: Live blog from our Daily Times game of the week
BLOOMFIELD — Two unbeaten teams, homecoming night and more from Bobcat Stadium where the Bloomfield Bobcats host the Albuquerque Academy Chargers in our Game of the Week. Join us for live updates throughout the evening from this game as well as updates from other games across San Juan County.
9:33 p.m. — The final score from Bloomfield... Bobcats 35-ABQ Academy 21. Marc Armenta caught a TD pass late in the game for Bloomfield to pad the margin of victory a bit. Bloomfield improves to 4-0 on the season, the Chargers fall to 3-1.
This was a good win for Bloomfield, who will probably benefit from having a little adversity from this contest. The Bobcats will be on the road next Friday night to face Miyamura.
Other scores from around the area include: Farmington blew out Aztec 47-0. Piedra Vista is leading in the 4th quarter 28-7 over Kirtland Central. Bernalillo has a big lead over Shiprock, but I can't confirm the score. Will have more information on that one Saturday morning.
8:36 p.m. — I'm headed downstairs for interviews and such. ABQ Academy just turned the ball over and had an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on them. Bloomfield has the ball deep in Chargers territory with under 3 minutes remaining and leading 29-21. Will update the blog when I get back into town.
8:33 p.m. — Jeremiah Sandoval with the INT TD! Sandoval picks off the Rivera pass and returns it for a score, likely the game breaker with 3:59 left on the clock. After the PAT, Bloomfield goes up 29-21.
8:28 p.m. — Bobcats ran off only 2 1/2 minutes on the clock on that drive. Turnover on downs leaves it up to Bloomfield defense to come up big. They responded, blowing up on the Chargers offense, knocking them back 8 yards on the first play from scrimmage inside their own 20. 5 minutes left to play, Bloomfield 22-21.
8:22 p.m. — Bobcats defense stiffened early in the fourth quarter, forcing a turnover on downs at midfield with nine minutes remaining. Between running plays from Diego Snell-Martinez and a big pass downfield to Marc Armenta, the Bobcats are starting to drain the clock, still leading 22-21.
8:17 p.m. — FARMINGTON 54, Aztec 0. Final score.
8:07 p.m. — Both teams trade possessions that end in punts. Chargers start latest drive with 25 seconds left in third quarter at PV 49-yard line.
8:03 p.m. — Updates from other games. Piedra Vista leads Kirtland Central 14-0 approaching halftime, while Farmington all over Aztec 47-0 also near the end of the first half.
7:59 p.m. — Bloomfield takes the lead when ABQ Academy punter watches snap from center sail over his head into the end zone. Punter recovers and steps out, resulting in a safety. Bobcats take a 22-21 lead with 5:03 left in third quarter.
7:51 p.m. — Marc Armenta with a short TD pass from Ryan Sharpe gets the Bobcats back, but the PAT attempt hits the upright keeping the Chargers up 21-20 with 5:53 left in the third. The TD was set up two plays earlier after a big 30-yard run from Snell-Martinez put the ball on the Chargers 5-yard line.
7:45 p.m. — ABQ Academy retakes the lead with 8:30 to go in the 3rd quarter on a Cole Conway 4-yard TD score. PAT good. 21-14 Chargers.
7:40 p.m. — Here's your rundown.... Farmington leading Aztec 27-0 at the end of the first quarter. Piedra Vista leads Kirtland Central 7-0 midway through 2nd quarter.
7:11 p.m. — Halftime at Bobcat Stadium.... ABQ Academy 14, Bloomfield 14.
7:03 p.m. — They just got underway at Hutchison Stadium where Piedra Vista hosts Kirtland Central and at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium where Aztec hosts Farmington. We'll get some updates from there shortly.
7:02 p.m. Bloomfield coaches won't like that defensive pass interference penalty!!!
6:53 p.m. — Bloomfield drove right down the field, aided in large part by a big 35-yard pass play from Ryan Sharpe to Drew Perez that put the Bobcats in the red zone. The Bobcats scored four plays later when Diego Snell-Martinez caught a screen pass in the flat and ran in from 2 yards out. The PAT makes it 14-14 with 4:43 to go in the first half.
6:42 p.m. Tyler Wilson with his second TD catch of the night, a one-handed bobble caught at the goal line after a sharp pass from Rivera. PAT is good and ABQ Academy leads 14-7 with 9 minutes to go in the second quarter.
6:35 p.m. — END OF THE FIRST QUARTER, all tied up at 7. Bloomfield defense making some big hits, but not bringing down Charger skill players. After the early first quarter INT, Rivera has settled down nicely.
6:30 p.m. — Bloomfield started the game on defense, picking off a pass from Chargers quarterback Andres Rivera and scoring right away on a touchdown run from Jesse Seitzinger.
The Chargers answered right back, driving down the field and getting the payoff from Rivera to Tyler Wilson.
We're all knotted up at 7-7 with 2 minutes to go in the first quarter.
5:15 p.m. — All set up here in the pressbox for Bloomfield vs. ABQ Academy. Teams are on the field and stands are filling up fast.
High school football: Bloomfield High's Snell-Martinez leading the charge for team
Steve Bortstein can be reached via email at SBortstein@Gannett.com, via Twitter @DTSBortstein or on the phone at (505) 635-2680