A silver lining in Rattlers 21-20 loss to Wolverines

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Despite a 21-20 homecoming loss to the Texico Wolverines Friday night the Tucumcari Rattlers played with heart and had their best game so far this season, said Head Coach Wayne Ferguson. “We grew up a lot on that field tonight,” Ferguson said. Ferguson said the team still had some mistakes, [...]

Rattlers to take on Texico Wolverines

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers will not only have to push past Saturday’s 55-0 loss at Albuquerque Academy, they will also be contending with the pomp and circumstance of Homecoming week Friday as they take on the (3-4) (0-1)Texico Wolverines. The (6-1) Chargers capitalized on turnovers in the first half, defeating the [...]

Rattlers fall to Albuquerque Academy Chargers 55-0

QCS Staff The (6-1) Albuquerque Academy Chargers capitalized on turnovers in the first half to defeating the (1-5) Tucumcari Rattlers 55-0 Saturday at Albuquerque Academy. The 3A Chargers 35 yard touchdown rush in the third quarter sealed the victory over the 2A Rattlers due to the New Mexico Activities Association’s mercy rule under which a [...]

Rattlers to face Albuquerque Academy

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers look to meet adversity head on as they prepare to travel to Albuquerque to play the (5-1) Albuquerque Academy Chargers. Setting at a 1-4 mark, the Rattlers are fully aware that their season is not going to get any easier as October plays out. Friday’s 35-6 [...]

Eunice Cardinals defeat Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Eunice Cardinals capitalized on defensive and special team plays to jump out ahead early in a 35-6 win over the Tucumcari Rattlers Friday night at Eunice. “We can not blame this loss on youth,” Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson said. Ferguson said the Rattlers had offensive and defensive [...]

Mesalands rodeo team earns titles in contest

QCS Staff The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team competed in its second rodeo of the season last weekend at Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz. The men’s team won two individual titles and earned 260 points, finishing in fifth place. “We improved in events that we struggled in last week,” said Tim Abbott, interim Mesalands rodeo [...]

Rattlers to travel to Eunice

QCS Staff The (1-3) Tucumcari Rattlers are on the road again this week as they travel to Eunice to play the (2-3) Cardinals. We don’t know a lot about the Cardinals other than what we have seen on film, said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson said the Cardinals are multiple facet team, and the [...]

Mesalands rodeo team wins championship title

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo team began the season winning a men’s tie-down roping championship title at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz. Competing in this season’s first Grand Canyon Region rodeo, Mesalands’ sophomore Kit Pettigrew won the long round of the tie-down roping event and second place in the short round. Pettigrew, of Fort [...]

Rattlers to face Fort Sumner

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Rattlers’ running back Zack Martinez gets hit by several Dexter Demons.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (1-2) Tucumcari Rattlers will not dwell on Friday’s 49-0 routing by the Dexter Demons but instead will push on as they prepare to travel to Fort Sumner to face the (2-2) Foxes. “We can not dwell on last Friday’s loss or it will snowball on us,” said Wayne [...]

Demons defeat Rattlers

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Rattlers wide receiver Mark Preciado (21) begins a kick-off return with running back Daniel Lopez (33) ready to block. Demons running back Mario Moreno (35) and wide receiver Mario Contreras (88) try to get in Preciado’s way.

By Steve Hansen QCS managing editor Traveling from just south of Roswell Friday night for the Rattler football game, the Dexter Demons brought the band, cheerleaders, a few spectators, a photographer — and a team. And did they bring a team, beating the Rattlers, 49-0. The Demons dominated the entire game offensively and defensively, leaving [...]