FARMINGTON — The Piedra Vista offense rammed the football down the throat of the Farmington defense tonight, clinching the District 1-5A title with a 28-7 victory at Hutchison Stadium.
PV (7-3, 3-0) beat FHS (5-5, 2-1) for the fifth straight time.
McKay Cook and company broke tackles left and right, creating plenty of space by attacking the creases. The Panthers mixed in lots of 3- or 4-yard gains with occasional big runs like Cook’s 42-yard scoring jaunt.
PV also neutralized Farmington’s skill players on the other side of the ball. The Panthers recorded multiple sacks, and they forced several incomplete passes in the end zone. But the Scorpions may have been their own worse enemy, getting called for 18 penalties.
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The Broncos crushed Gallup on the road, 56-14, to secure the district title outright.
KC, with a seven-game win streak, enters the postseason at 7-3 and 3-0 in district play.
Bloomfield, Navajo Prep win district finales
The Bobcats topped Aztec at home, 27-14, while the Eagles also took care of business at home, 33-9 over Cuba.
The playoff football brackets will be released online at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at nmact.org.
PV run game does damage, while defense forces multiple incomplete passes Friday at Hutchison Stadium, leading to fifth-straight win over Farmington. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times
Piedra Vista running back scored 3 touchdowns against Farmington Friday at Hutchison Stadium Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Farmington Daily Times
Panthers beat Farmington for fifth straight season Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Farmington Daily Times