Tigers maul Hilltoppers Friday, 60-0

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Football: Aztec scores four TDs in less than two minutes

By The Staff

AZTEC – In the Four Corners area Friday night, it was all Aztec Tigers all the time. Or, more accurately, it was all Aztec half of the time.
The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team was thumped on the road Friday night against the Aztec Tigers. The Tigers scored six times – including four times in a span of 1 minute, 41 seconds – in the first quarter to go up 40-0, then closed out the contest at halftime, winning 60-0 at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium.
Aztec quarterback Adam Lucero threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter, including a 74-yarder to Josh Martinez with :07 seconds left to give the Tigers a whopping advantage after just 12 minutes of play, and ran for a third touchdown from 6 yards out. Aztec also scored two defensive touchdowns in the first quarter and another in the second.
It was the second lopsided loss for the Hilltoppers (0-2) to start the season. They were topped 59-22 in the previous week’s season opener at Pojoaque.
Bryce Grady of Aztec scored three times in the first quarter as well Friday. Grady caught a 41-yard scoring pass from Lucero at the 8:36 mark to open the scoring, then scored two of Aztec’s three touchdowns coming within a matter of 44 seconds, recovering a fumble and running it back 20 yards, then diving into the end zone from a yard out just 36 seconds later.
Los Alamos wasn’t the only District 2-4A team that took it on the chin in the Four Corners last week, however. The Bernalillo Spartans, the two-time defending district champs, were trampled by the Farmington Scorpions 40-0 Thursday night.
The Scorpions (2-0) are Los Alamos’ opponent in its home opener Friday at the new-look Sullivan Field.

Thursday’s scores

Belen 28, Del Norte 21
Farmington 40, Bernalillo 0
NMSD 54, Elida 42
Valencia 48, Atrisco Heritage 26

Friday’s scores

Artesia 45, Hobbs 20
Capitan 62, Cloudcroft 12
Carlsbad 28, Canutillo, Texas 17
Carrizozo 34, Springer 0
Chaparral 44, Tornillo, Texas 8
Cleveland 41, El Paso Chapin, Texas 21
Clovis 26, Eldorado 7
Clovis Christian 51, Lake Arthur 39
Dora 53, Roy 0
Dulce 39, Escalante 20
El Paso Jefferson, Texas 17, Gadsden 14
El Paso Montwood, Texas 49, Mayfield 48, OT
Floyd 20, Reserve 0
Gateway Christian 46, Foothill 6
Goddard 55, Alamogordo 0
Grants 35, Bloomfield 13
Hatch Valley 24, Lordsburg 21
Highland 54, Santa Fe 6
Hondo 65, San Jon 24
La Cueva 42, Valley 14
Los Lunas 54, Albuquerque High 0
Melrose 28, Animas 20
Montrose, Colo. 48, Piedra Vista 7
Moriarty 62, Miyamura 41
Muleshoe, Texas 35, Portales 14
Navajo Prep 43, Thoreau 14
Raton 14, Trinidad, Colo. 13
Sandia 14, West Mesa 7