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Farmington pulls ahead in third quarter en route to 46-24 win Friday at Hutchison Stadium in Farmington. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Wochit

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FARMINGTON — The Farmington Scorpions’ offense ignited for 27 second-half points, hammering Belen 46-24 in tonight’s home opener at Hutchison Stadium in Farmington.

Thomas Montoya, who scored on a 55-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter, broke the game open in the third quarter, darting down the left side of the field for a 70-yard touchdown reception.

Caleb Carrillo (1-yard score on a quarterback keeper), Max Montoya (5-yard touchdown reception in the right corner) and Ethan Thomas (26-yard touchdown reception up the middle) helped put the game away soon after.

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Montoya scored on a 55-yard touchdown run and a 70-yard touchdown reception to break the game open en route to 46-24 win in Friday’s home opener. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Farmington Daily Times

Encore of blowout wins

Bloomfield crushed Escalante 63-12, while Kirtland Central hammered Montezuma-Cortez, Colorado 50-0. Navajo Prep took down Wingate 50-0.

Elsewhere, Shiprock defeated Crownpoint 23-14.

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Week 3 schedule

September 5

Navajo Prep vs. Shiprock, 7 p.m.

September 6

Farmington vs. Del Norte, 7 p.m.

Aztec vs. Taos, 7 p.m.

Kirtland Central vs. St. Pius, 7 p.m.

Newcomb at Ignacio, Colorado, 7 p.m.

Piedra Vista at Valley (Milne Stadium in Albuquerque), 7 p.m.

September 7

Bloomfield at St. Michael’s, 1:30 p.m.

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