By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun
The 5-3 Tucumcari Rattlers are anticipating a hard-fought victory for their first district game with the 4-2 Texico Wolverines.
“Texico is much better than they played against Santa Rosa,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “They turned the ball over four to five times against Santa Rosa.”
In a match up with a good team turnovers and penalties can be the difference between a loss or a win, Smith said.
This district is one of the toughest in 2A throughout the state, Smith said.
“We are expecting Texico to be a tough start to our district play,” Smith said. “We are going to line up with them Friday night and play some great football. We hope to pack the house Friday night and appreciate the community’s support for their Tucumcari Rattlers.”
The Rattlers play at 7 p.m. Friday against the Texico Wolverines at Tucumcari.
The 5-2 Logan Longhorns are looking to further their district success with a win over the 4-4 Floyd Broncos.
The Longhorns won their first district match up 52-6 Friday at homecoming against the Clovis Christian Eagles. During that game the Longhorns had no turnovers.
Despite the 1-0 start in district play the Longhorns are not taking the Broncos lightly.
“Floyd has a good running back that has a lot of speed,” said Longhorns coach Billy Burns. “I have talked with the team and told them that we are in district play. Every game counts and a loss could lessen our chances of making the playoffs.”
The Longhorns will play at 4 p.m. Friday against the Floyd Broncos at Floyd.
In 6-man action
The 1-5-1 House Cowboys will play at 2 p.m. Friday against the Vaughn Eagles at House.
The 0-5-1 San Jon Coyotes will play at 2 p.m. Saturday against the Evangel Christian Eagles at Albuquerque.
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