Football results from weekend of Sept. 28
Valencia County’s high school footbal teams met with mixed results the weekend of Sept. 28.
Friday, the Belen Eagles improved to 4-1 with an impressive 46-15 win at Los Alamos. The Valencia Jaguars fell to 0-5 with a 21-10 loss at Farmington High.
The Los Lunas Tigers are 5-0 after a 41-6 win Saturday over St. Pius at Albuquerque’s Milne Stadium.
Friday, at Farmington High, Valencia led 3-0 at the half on the strength of a Caleb Crum 27-yard field goal. But the Scorpions (3-2) made most of the big plays in the second half, according to the Farmington Daily-Times.
Farmington running back Brian Farley got the Scorps on the board with a 51-yard touchdown run just 90 seconds into the third quarter. He led the Scorps in rushing with 97 yards on seven carries.
Kyle Reynolds broke through about six Jaguar tackles on his way to the end zone 22 seconds into the fourth quarter, putting Farmington up 14-3. Running back Essiel Carrasco capped off the Farmington win with a 21-yard touchdown run with just over three minutes left in the game.
Valencia finally found the end zone with about one minute left in the game when quarterback Anthony Gonzalez hit wide receiver Andrew Yamamoto on a 4-yard touchdown pass.
Gonzalez went 9-18 for 68 yards and a touchdown. He also added 84 yards on 13 carries.
The Jaguars outgained the Scorpions on the ground 203-197.
At Los Alamos, Belen never trailed. The Eagles led 13-0 after one quarter and 46-0 at the half, and rushed for 425 yards.
Quarterback Chris Peralta made his first start in place of the injured Nick Kurtz. He scored on first-half runs of 62 and 74 yards, and threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Valdez.
Peralta finished 3-of-4 passing for 27 yards with no interceptions, and most of his 138 rushing yards came on his two long TD runs.
Xavier Armijo scored on a pair of runs, including one after Los Alamos let a BHS kickoff roll to the 4-yard line, where the Eagles recovered. Armijo had 136 rushing yards in the game.
Wyatt Robinson scored from a yard out for BHS.
The Belen defense held the Hilltoppers (2-3) to 175 total yards, and intercepted LAHS twice.
Los Lunas rushed for 232 yards and taking advantage of great field position all day in its mercy-rule win over St. Pius. The Tigers held the Sartans (3-2) to 89 total yards in the game, including 20 yards in the first half.
Los Lunas recovered two fumbles inside the St. Pius own 20-yard line.
A 31-yard Chris Wisneski touchdown pass to Jalen Chavez and a 1-yard scoring run by Brandon Casias put
the Tigers up 14-0 before the game was nine minutes in.
A block punt was recovered by Los Lunas senior Greg Wortman in the end zone to give LLHS a 21-0 lead late in the quarter. Casias had a 60-yard run in the second period.
Casias finished with 139 yards on only 15 carries. Jalen Chavez, who scored the Tigers’ other touchdown, had 76 yards on the ground, and Gustavo Munoz hit two field goals, including a 41-yarder in the fourth quarter.
The clock ran per the mercy rule throughout the second half. St. Pius averted the shutout with a late scoring drive.
Read the Wednesday, Oct. 3 issue for complete recaps of these games.
All three teams are idle next weekend. District 6-4A begins Friday, Oct. 5 when Los Lunas visits Belen and Valencia hosts Gallup.