Rattlers to meet Dexter

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun

Two Quay County teams, Tucumcari and House, hope to upset the undefeated on Friday.

The 4-2 Tucumcari Rattlers’ next effort is to deal the 6-0 Dexter Demons their first lost of the season.

“Dexter will probably be ranked No. 1 in 2A football when they come here to play Friday,” said Rattlers Coach Dub Smith. “They have many returning starters from last year. We are looking forward to playing a number one ranked team and expect a packed house when these two teams line up to play on Friday.”

The 2A Rattlers are coming off a 20-14 loss to the Portales Rams.

During Friday night’s game with the Rams the Rattlers had some costly penalties that helped shaped the outcome of that game.
“We were a few mistakes from a win last Friday,” Smith said. “In a tight game a few mistakes can determine the outcome of a game. We did not win but I was proud of how our boys played good football.”

The Rattlers hope to have a couple of injured starters back in the line-up for Friday’s game.

“Justin Alvarez will be back to play against Dexter. He was cleared to play by the doctor. Ryan Fought’s suffered a high ankle sprain and could possibly be ready to play by Friday,” Smith said.

l The 1-3-1 House Cowboys will be playing an undefeated team the 3-0 Hondo Eagles.

The Cowboys lost their last game on Thursday 33-14 against the New Mexico School of the Deaf’s Roadrunners.

“We needed to do better on our blocking and wrapping up the tackles against the Roadrunners,” said Cowboys coach Wes Weems. “If we can work and improve on the little things, our boys can play some tough football(against the Eagles).”The Eagles third win, 42-41, over the Roy Longhorns Friday came in double overtime.

“We had a barn-burner of a game with Roy,” said Eagles coach Brandon Devine. “It feels good to be 3-0 and the guys are excited. We are still learning and have a long ways to go. House is going to be a tough team to beat. They are hard team to figure out and we are going to have to come out and play hard.

l The San Jon Coyotes will host the Roy Longhorns at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

l The Logan Longhorns have no scheduled football game this week.

The Longhorns won their last game 42-40 against the Magdalena Steers on Saturday.

The Longhorns will play at 4 p.m. Oct. 19 against the Clovis Christian Eagles at Logan.