PV loses, while Aztec, Bloomfield and Newcomb post wins

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FARMINGTON — The Farmington High School offense struggled to move the chains while attacking the outer lanes and fell 54-13 to Bayfield in tonight’s season opener at Hutchison Stadium.

The Scorpions built some brief momentum at times throwing the ball through the inside creases, but that did virtually nothing to make up for their inability to run the ball.

The Wolverines often stuffed Farmington runners for minimal gains and collapsed the pocket for easy sacks. And whenever the Scorps opted to dump the ball off via quick screens left and right, it was the same result.

Meanwhile, Bayfield often capitalized on some big plays, including a pair of pick-6 scores.

It was the first time since 1947 that the two sides had squared off, with FHS winning the previous meeting 60-0. This time, Bayfield, fresh off its second 2A Colorado state title in the last three years, won by a giant margin.

Farmington (0-1) will play at Belen at 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

PV falls at Los Lunas

The Panthers struggled to neutralize the Tigers’ potent passing game, losing 22-6 in tonight’s season opener.

Los Lunas quarterback Nick Gaerlan connected with Andrue Garcia on a 40-yard touchdown reception at the 1:56 mark in the first quarter, and the Tigers didn’t look back.

Los Lunas had 470 total yards of offense, while PV’s offense accumulated just 195 yards. Trent Kiraly had a 3-yard diving touchdown run for the Panthers’ only score of the night.

The Panthers (0-1) will host St. Pius at 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

Aztec, Bloomfield and Newcomb win openers, while Kirtland struggles

The Tigers took down Miyamura on the road tonight, 49-20. Newcomb shut out Navajo Prep 31-0 in Eric Stovall’s coaching debut with the Skyhawks, and the Bobcats took care of business with a 20-6 victory at Montezuma-Cortez, Colorado.

Meanwhile, Kirtland Central dropped its season opener in Idaho tonight, falling 42-7 to Minico High.

Shiprock had a bye this week.

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