Rattlers take to the road

By Thomas Garcia

The Tucumcari Rattlers will match up against the Estancia Bears at 7 p.m. on Friday in Estancia.

The Class 2A state runnerup Rattlers go into this match 0-2 with losses
against Class 3A St. Michael’s and Class 4A Capital. Being 0-2 isn’t
exactly the start Rattler coach Dub Smith would like, but he thinks
Tucumcari will be better for the experiences of the first two weeks.

“We played well against the larger schools,” Smith said. “We made a few
mistakes but we have been working on those in practice. We knew our
schedule was going to be tough this year but we are confident in our team
and our outstanding coaching staff.”

Smith added, “We feel we will have our first win of the season on Friday
against Estancia.”
Smith said he is hopeful and appreciative of any support the team can get
on the road.

The host Bears go into Friday night’s game 1-1. They lost their season
opener at home against Capitan 71-36 on Aug. 25 and won on the road
against Laguna-Acoma 20-8 on Friday.

The Rattler junior high football team will play Thursday in Tucumcari at
4:30 p.m. against Texico Junior High.

The Rattler JV football team will have their next match-up in Tucumcari against Estancia JV at 11 a.m.