Area teams at home this week

By Thomas Garcia

Quay County Sun

All four county football teams will use home field advantage to try and improve upon their early season records.

Tucumcari (2-3) and Logan (1-3) both suffered losses on Friday while San Jon (3-1) and House (0-3) had bye weeks and have not seen action since Sept. 17.

Coyotes head coach Steve Foust was sick and could not be reached for comment for their game against the Elida Tigers.

Cowboys head coach Bryce Bailey said the week off has given his team a chance to rest and heal from injuries in preparation for the New Mexico School for the Deaf Roadrunners.

“We will have Cody Pancho back in a week,” Bailey said. “We lost him too a knee injury in the second game. The time off has given us a chance for him to heal and be ready for the late part of the season.”

San Jon and House will play at home at 3 p.m.

Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins said the team will need to come out strong Friday as they host Eunice in the last of a four-game home stand.

“We have to be motivated when we come out on the field,” Hutchins said. “We have the talent, we’re just not leaving it out on the field.”

Hutchins said the lack of energy from the Rattlers and tough pass defense from the Estancia Bears led to a 14-8 loss Friday night.

“The double coverage we dealt with on Friday is no excuse for the loss,” said senior Jakus Martinez. “We went out on to that field flat and you cannot win games doing that.”

Game time: 7 p.m. at Rattler Stadium.