Rattlers make all district teams, (complete list here)

QCS Reports

Eleven different Rattlers were placed on the District 2, all-district first or second team for the 2003 season.

Senior A.J. Molinas and junior Chris McCasland made the team at three different positions, which was more than any other players.

“I was extremely pleased,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “I was hoping that the ones on there would get the recognition and it really turned out great. All the coaches that voted were extremely impressed with our team and our players.”

McCasland and Molinas were given the top district special teams award for punter and kicker respectively.

“We stress to our young players that special teams is real important and that kicking and punting is a big part of the game,” Smith said.

Tucumcari and Clayton tied for the most players on the teams with 21. Santa Rosa placed 15 total players on the teams.

Tucumcari was the outright district winner with Santa Rosa finishing second and Clayton third. Santa Rosa was defeated in the playoff’s first round by Dexter. Tucumcari advanced to the state semifinal before losing to Hatch Valley 46-29.

Hatch Valley will play Lordsburg for the Class 2A State Championship Today.
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DISTRICT 2, ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS

First Team Offense

Center
Adam Dodge, Santa Rosa,Sr.

Guard
A.J. Molinas, Tucumcari,Sr.
Adam Clay , Clayton, Jr.

Tackles
Joe Sisneros, Tucumcari, Sr.
Moises Barela, Santa Rosa, Jr.

Tight ends
Nick Weigel, Tucumcari, Jr.
Tom Gonzales, Santa Rosa, Sr.

Split receiver
Ricardo Sisneros, Clayton, Sr.

Quarterback
Logan Capps, Clayton, Jr.

Running backs
Eric Holt, Tucumcari, Soph.
Cesar Urritia, Clayton, Jr.
Steve Vigil, Santa Rosa, Soph.

Kicker
A.J. Molinas, Tucumcari, Sr.

Punter
Chris McCasland, Tucucmari, Jr.

Second Team Offense

Center
Justin Garcia, Tucumcari, Jr.
Korey Beckner, Clayton, Jr.

Guards
Abel Vargas, Tucumcari, Sr.
Jim Armandarez, Clayton, Jr.
Neil Jesko , Clayton, Jr.

Tackles
Curtis Skaggs, Clayton, Jr.
Isiah Lopez, Clayton, Jr.
Joe Urban, Santa Rosa, Soph.

Tight end

Ed Chavez, Santa Rosa, Soph.

Split receiver
Andy Lau, Tucumcari, Sr.
Gorge Aguillon, Clayton, Jr.

Quarterback
Chris McCasland, Tucumcari, Jr.

Running backs
Michael Baca, Tucumcari, Jr.
Kasey White, Santa Rosa, Sr.
Joaquin Gonzales, Santa Rosa, Soph.
Angelo Montoya, Clayton, Jr.

Kicker
Cesar Urritia, Clayton, Jr.

Punter
Logan Capps, Clayton, Jr.

First Team Defense

Down linemen
Joe Sisneros, Tucumcari, Sr.
A.J. Molinas, Tucumcari, Sr.
Jim Armandariz, Santa Rosa, Jr.
Nick Cruz, Clayton, Sr.

Ends
Nick Wiegel, Tucumcari, Jr.
Thomas Gonzales, Santa Rosa, Sr.

Linebackers
Abel Vargas, Tucumcari, Sr.
Jared Tapia, Santa Rosa, Jr.
Cesa Urritia, Clayton, Jr.

Secondary
Chris McCasland, Tucumcari, Jr.
Andy Lau, Tucumcari Sr.
Logan Capps, Clayton, Jr.
Mike Salazar, Santa Rosa, Sr.

Second Team Defense

Down linemen
Justin Garcia, Tucumcari, Jr.
Neil Jesko , Clayton, Jr.
Chad Taylor, Clayton , Jr.
Jonell Lewis, Santa Rosa, Sr.

Ends
Ray Johnson, Tucumcari, Sr.
Angelo Montoya, Clayton, Jr.

Linebackers
Kasey White, Santa Rosa, Sr.
Eric Holt, Tucumcari, Soph.
Adam Clay , Clayton, Jr.

Secondary
Tate Fluhman, Clayton, Fr.
Matt Braziel, Tucumcari, Jr.
Joequin Gonzales, Santa Rosa, Soph.

Tucumcari Honorable Mention

Defensive linebacker, Michael Baca, Jr.
Offense
Drew White, Fr.
Matt Braziel, Jr.
Ray Johnson, Sr.
Josh Benavidez, Soph.
Special Teams, Steven Taylor, Jr.