Good news for Quay teams: Tucumcari, Logan and House all had commanding wins on Friday. The Rattlers beat New Mexico Military Institute 41-14 , Logan rolled over Foothill 48-14 and House routed Walatowa, 54-6.
Stars: Rattlers wideout George Montano returned the game’s opening kickoff for a touchdown for the second game in a row. Montano also ran for a 22-yard touchdown and threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Jakus Martinez, who had two 50-plus-yard touchdown receptions.
Just sayin’: “Our line did a great job of opening a hole and giving me a lane to run in,” — Rattlers wideout Montano.
• “We had one turnover, which resulted in a score late in the game for Foothill. The team responded well to that and picked up their play on defense.” — Logan coach Billy Burns
• “Dora is 1-1. They have a lot of speed. We will need to adjust the defense to shut down their triple option. The fact that we have played one game and Dora has played two games might be a factor on the field. We can not re-create the experience that comes with playing a game. ” — San Jon coach Steve Foust.
As it stands: The Rattlers and Longhorns are 2-0, the Coyotes are 1-0 and the Cowboys are 1-1.
Good protectors: Tucumcari’s offensive line adjusted well to the blitz schemes offered by NMMI, Rattlers coach Daniel Hutchins said.
Must improve: The Coyotes need to work on getting off the line quicker and meeting the play in the backfield,” Coach Foust said. “We have to limit the run options and narrow the lanes that they have to run in.”
What’s next: Tucumcari is at West Las Vegas at 7 p.m. Friday. Key to the game: “The Dons are a tough 3A school but our players will match up well against them,” Coach Hutchins said. “The team’s confidence is high carrying over from the past two weeks.”
• Logan hosts Gateway Christian at 7 p.m. Friday. “We need to continue playing sound football. “The guys know their assignments and what they need to do to win,” Coach Burns said.
• House hosts New Mexico School for the Deaf at 5 p.m. Thursday.
• San Jon is at Dora at 4 p.m. Friday.