Rattlers running back Andre DeBord tries to shake off a Texico tackle running for a first down.
Wolverines wide receiver senior Courtland Luscombe breaks a tackle from Rattlers senior Ryan Fought and runs in for the touchdown.
Wolverines quarterback senior Casey Crist keeps the ball and runs for a first down during Friday's 42-6 win against the Rattlers.
Quarterback Brett Anderson hooked up with Courtland Luscombe three times for touchdown receptions, and the Texico Wolverines delivered a 42-6 victory Friday night at Rattler Stadium.
Tucumcari’s only score in their first district match up came late in the third quarter with a 23-yard run from junior running back Adrian Prieto.
The Rattlers offense seemed unable to sustain a successful drive and the defense fell prey to the Wolverines consistent ground and air assault.
"They dominated both of the lines of scrimmage," said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. "We did not play as good as I know we can."
Texico took control in the first quarter with a 4-yard scoring run by senior fullback Ryan Morgan and a quick-strike touchdown pass to Luscombe after a fumbled kick return put the Wolverines on the 20-yard line.
Luscombe also caught passes of 16 and 20 yards. The Wolverines’ other scores came on runs of 8 yards and 5 yards by Mario Posada and Casey Crist, respectively, in the fourth.
"This is a big win for us," said Wolverines coach Michael Prokop. "Last week we had a lot of errors that hurt us and we eliminated those tonight. I'm proud of how the boys played four solid quarters of football."
The Rattlers will play Santa Rosa at 7 p.m. Friday at Tucumcari.
"We need to have a complete turnaround of tonight's game come Friday against Santa Rosa," Smith said. "We need to be ready to line up and play hard football physically and mentally."
The Wolverines, who are now 1-1 in district play, will be eagerly awaiting the outcome of Friday's game between the Rattlers and Lions to see where they stand in district ranking.