Rattler football schedule released

William Thompson

The Tucumcari High School football team’s season begins Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage against St. Michael High School of Santa Fe at Rattler Stadium. St. Michael is the defending Class AAA champion. The first regular season game will be at home against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27. The Rattler Homecoming game will take place Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. against Raton.

Head Coach Dub Smith said his 2004 Rattlers will be looking for improvement in the offensive and defensive lines during this week’s scrimmage against St. Michael.
“We will be shooting film of the scrimmage so we can show our young linemen how to get better. The St Michael’s scrimmage will be a good learning experience for us,” he said. “We’ve got outstanding skill position players, but with our young and inexperienced offensive and defensive linemen it might take us until late in the season to be a really good football team.”
2004 Rattler Football Schedule
Aug. 20 St. Michael’s Scrimmage Home 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 27 Mora Home 7 p.m.
Sept. 3 Crownpoint Away 7 p.m.
Sept. 10 Estancia Away 7 p.m.
Sept. 17 *Raton Home 7 p.m.
Sept. 24 NMMI Home 7 p.m.
Oct. 1 Texico Away 7 p.m.
Oct. 8 Dexter Away 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 Clayton Home 7 p.m.
Oct. 22 Santa Rosa Away 7 p.m.
Oct. 29 To Be Announced
* Denotes homecoming