Scorpions crush Rio Grande, despite stadium lights malfunction suspending play

Matt Hollinshead
Farmington Daily Times
High school football stock photo.

FARMINGTON – Although malfunctioned stadium lights suspended play on the gridiron, the Farmington Scorpions picked up where they left off like clockwork to crush Rio Grande 38-6 on Oct. 5 at Nusenda Community Stadium in Albuquerque.

“That was a very unique situation that no one anticipates. We just decided to embrace it. We got back ready to play football,” coach Jeff Dalton said.

The game resumed at the 10:50 mark in the second quarter, which was when the stadium light debacle happened the previous evening.

The Scorps’ offense was already getting in sync, and they continued to move the ball effectively.

Key moments included Ethan Thomas’ 50-yard touchdown reception, in which he broke a tackle going down the sideline.

After Cam Armenta intercepted the ball at midfield and took back to the Rio Grande 10, Max Montoya scored on a seven-yard touchdown reception.

Other notable plays included Caleb Carrillo’s three-yard touchdown run and Macen Alley’s 25-yard touchdown reception down the middle.

“We want to dominate opponents when the opportunity presents itself,” Dalton said. “They’re growing up right before our eyes. They’re showing us they can adapt to different situations.”

Farmington improved to 5-1 this season.

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The Skyhawks won 47-12 on Oct. 5 at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque.

Newcomb improved to 5-2 this season.

Matt Hollinshead covers sports for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and on Twitter at @MattH_717.