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Prep football: ’Toppers eye .500 against Demons

Staring district play on a two-game winning streak and with a .500 record would be huge for the Los Alamos football team.
Only Santa Fe High stands in the way of the Hilltoppers accomplishing that. Both teams will square off at 7 p.m. tonight at Ivan Head Stadium in Santa Fe.
After last week’s 50-14 win at Gallup, Los Alamos now stands at 2-3 on the season.
The Demons are 0-4 so far this season, and have been outscored 148-52.
Los Alamos will look to exploit the Santa Fe secondary, which has allowed numerous big plays in the first four weeks. The Hilltoppers will attempt to do that by using the dual-threat ability of quarterback Nick Quartieri, and the physicality of fullback Dylan Irish.
Quartieri leads Los Alamos with 13 rushing touchdowns this season. He’s also thrown four touchdown passes.
The Hilltoppers defense had one of its best performances last week, and the Demons haven’t had much success at the quarterback position.
Senior Adrian Blea is expected to start for Sant Fe at quarteback on Friday. Blea’s best performance of the season came against Taos, when he threw for 125 yards a two touchdowns. Blea has also thrown seven interceptions this season.
Dominik Barela has also seen some time under center for the Demons. But, he to has been turnover prone.

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