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Meet the Daily Times high school athletes of the week


FARMINGTON — A number of key individual efforts highlighted local high school sports teams this past week.

In football, boys soccer and volleyball, the work of standout individuals helped teams achieve success on the court or the field of play.

Here's a look at three of those individuals.

David Miller, Aztec boys soccer

David Miller scored the lone goal Thursday as the Tigers wrapped up the non-district portion of their schedule with a 1-0 double overtime win over Piedra Vista. 

Miller's game winner was his third goal on the season. He's the second leading scorer on the team with four assists as the Tigers head into district season with a record of 4-6-1 and a match at Bloomfield coming up Monday at 6 p.m.

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Jesus Flores, Farmington boys soccer

The second leading scorer on the Farmington boys soccer team, Jesus Flores registered a pair of goals last week in a 5-0 win over Bloomfield. The junior midfielder tacked on a pair of assists in the shutout victory.

Flores has 10 points overall this season, just one behind team leader Andy Erickson. 

The Scorpions wrapped up the week at home with a disappointing 7-1 loss at the hands of Hope Christian. With a record of 3-5-1, Farmington will be back in action when they open district play at home Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Sandia Prep.

Brandon Furbee, Farmington football

Brandon Furbee threw for a touchdown and ran for three more as the Scorpions remain unbeaten this season after a 38-17 win over Durango.

Furbee leads the Scorpions in touchdown runs this season, and has thrown for seven scores during the team's current 5-0 run.

"Considering he's still learning this offense, he's done very well," coach Jeff Dalton said of his starting quarterback earlier this season. "He's mature, makes good decisions in and out of the pocket and has picked up the game very quickly."

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Furbee scored on three quarterback sneaks in last Friday's win over the Demons, after pass completions to receivers like Patrick Shay, Julian Gomez and Ethan Thomas put the Scorpions in short-yardage situations in the shadow of the goal line.

Furbee also threw a touchdown pass to Chance Carrillo in the first quarter of the win over Durango.  

The Scorpions will look to keep their unblemished record intact on Friday at 7 p.m. at Hutchison Stadium in their final non-district game this season when they face Del Norte.

Steve Bortstein can be reached via email at SBortstein@Gannett.com, via Twitter @DTSBortstein or on the phone at (505) 635-2680