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Tigers capitalize on critical miscues by the Sartans Saturday at Nusenda Community Stadium in Albuquerque. Aztec improved to 5-1 this season. J.P. Murrieta/NMAA, Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The Aztec Tigers capitalized on a couple critical miscues by St. Pius to pull ahead to a 27-20 victory today at Nusenda Community Stadium in Albuquerque.

Aztec first recovered the ball at the St. Pius 2-yard line after a botched snap on a punt attempt. Alex Parra then punched in a two-yard touchdown run, his second score of the game.

Then, early in the third quarter, St. Pius fumbled the ball and Aztec scooped it up for a defensive touchdown to make it 27-7 at that point.

St. Pius gave Aztec a late scare after a forced turnover on downs, and a Tigers interception made it a one-possession game with 8:27 left in regulation. However, Aztec’s defense had a key fourth-down stop at the AHS 20 to secure the win.

Aztec (5-1) will host Santa Fe on Homecoming night at 7 p.m. Oct. 4.

Kirtland boys soccer blanks Bayfield

The Broncos won 10-0 on the road today.

KC’s now 12-2 this season.

FHS volleyball falls to Rio Rancho

The Lady Scorpions lost in five sets (17-25, 28-26, 25-19, 23-25, 12-15) today at the Rio Rancho Tournament.

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Navajo Prep running back Kyler Clitso gets the offense going en route to a 36-20 victory Thursday at Eagle Stadium. Clitso had three touchdown runs. Sam Ribakoff, Farmington Daily Times

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Eagles running back got the offense going en route to a 36-20 victory over Tohatchi Thursday at Eagle Stadium. Clitso had three touchdown runs. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Farmington Daily Times

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