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Going up against the defending Class 1A state champions, Navajo Prep (Farmington, N.M.) fell short on the field against Escalante (Tierra Amarilla, N.M.), but ended up with three state records.

According to the Daily Times, Navajo Prep quarterback Tyler Sorensen shattered the New Mexico state passing record with a 628-yard performance in a 48-44 loss. Sorenson completed 38 of 63 passes and threw five touchdowns. His yardage total breaks the mark of Brett Henson of Hatch Valley, the state's all-time leading passer, who had 546 yards in a game in 2003.

Sorenson's favorite receiver, Isaiah Yazzie, set a pair of records as he had 15 catches for 338 yards and three touchdowns. His 15 receptions topped the old mark of 14 catches, set two years ago by Max Suazo Jr., of Taos. Yazzie's yardage total also topped Suazo's mark of 337 yards.

Navajo Prep was going up against Escalante's Reynaldo Atencio, a state record holder in his own right with 49 rushing touchdowns last year while leading his team to a state championship. Although Navajo Prep lost, it managed to hold Atencio in check with 84 yards rushing and one touchdown, and two passing touchdowns.