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Dogs sting Scorpions, 65-20

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Andy Lopez, left, and Dacotah Watts celebrate after one of Lopez's six touchdowns during Saturday's Class 4A playoff quarterfinal game at Bulldog Bowl. The Bulldogs rolled to a 65-20 win over Farmington and will now face two-time defending champion Goddard next week for the right to play in the state championship game. (Brienne Green photo)

By BRIENNE GREEN
Sports Editor

Following his third touchdown of the game early in the second quarter Saturday at Bulldog Bowl, senior running back Andy Lopez met slot back Dacotah Watts in mid-air for a celebratory chest bump.

Turning toward the sideline, Lopez let out a primal yell, his teammates in the vicinity responding in kind. And that fairly effectively summed up the ‘Dogs’ performance on the day.

In the quarterfinal round of the 2010 Class 4A state playoffs, No. 4 Artesia roared to a 65-20 shellacking of fifth-seeded Farmington to earn their spot in this year’s semifinals.

The boys in orange maintained their high-energy intensity throughout the ballgame, carrying a 44-13 advantage in at the half before setting the 35-point mercy-rule clock in motion near the end of the third quarter with their eighth touchdown of the day.

To say the ‘Dogs were firing on all cylinders would be an understatement. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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