Tucumcari, Logan and House are still in hunt for their first win while the San Jon Coyotes will try to carry over the momentum from last week's win.
Friday the Rattlers traveling to New Mexico Military Institute to play against the Colts (0-1) at Roswell.
“Coach David Lynn always has his team well prepared for a game,” said Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins. “He has won state titles at different schools and always brings a good game.”
Hutchins said the Colts are a run heavy team and like to use motion, counter and sweep offensive plays. He said he is confident his teams speed will be able to counter their run attack.
“We were missing two of our defensive tackles during our first game,” Hutchins said. “We will have Jordan Maestas back at that position. I think we will match up well.”
Game time 7 p.m.
Week 1 recap:
The Rattlers lost 34-20 again the Hatch Valley Bears.
Hutchins said turnovers and mental errors were the team's undoing.
“We beat ourselves out there,” Hutchins said. “We just need to work harder on not making those little mistakes which can cost a football team the game.”
The Colts lost 32-17 against the Fort Sumner Foxes.
In one week the Rattlers will host the West Las Vegas Dons for their Homecoming. Bonfire will be held on Sept.. 9 and on Sept. 10 the Rattlers will play at 7 p.m., at Rattler Stadium.
“While we are concentrating on one game at a time it is never to early to let the town know homecoming is right around the corner,” Hutchins said.
Friday the Longhorns will host the (0-1) Tatum Coyotes.
“This is going to be a challenge,” said Gary Durham, Coyotes head coach. “Logan is a tough team with good athletes who are well coached.”
Longhorns head coach Billy Burns has the same outlook for Tatum. He said they have several athletic players who are well coached.
“It is sure to be a good game,” Burns said.
Week 1 recap:
The Longhorns lost 50-30 against the Melrose Buffaloes.
“We have addressed several things on the field during practice this week,” Burns said. “One of the more important one is offensive blocking.”
The Coyotes lost 16-14 against the Animas Panthers
“We lost six seniors who were starters on offense and defense,” Durham said. “We have a young team with four returning starters.”
Durham said slowly the team is beginning to come together.
Game time 7 p.m.
The Longhorns will play at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 against the Gateway Christian Warriors at Roswell.
The Cowboys will play at 3 p.m., Friday against the Vaughn Eagles at Vaughn.
“Vaughn has several players with good speed,” said Cowboys head coach Bryce Bailey. “We will need to their speedy players from getting outside our defense.”
Week 1 recap
The Cowboys lost 78-32 against the New Mexico School for the Deaf Roadrunners.
“The team is still learning to play together,” Bailey said. “We had several kids that were out due to two county fairs.”
Bailey said the team is getting better day by day. He said it will take a few games before the players are all on the same page.
The Cowboys will host San Jon at 2 p.m., on Sept. 10.
San Jon: 1-0
The Coyotes will host the Hondo Valley Eagles at 3 p.m., Friday.
“It is going to be tough,” Coyotes head coach Steve Foust said. “They were the state champions two years ago and runner-up last year.”
Foust said his team will need to execute the offense well and run their pattern sharp.
“We need to execute,” Foust said. “On offense and defense.”
For the Eagles this will be the first time they step on to the field against another team this season.
“This is our first game of the season,” said Brandon Devine, Hondo head coach. “I’m not looking for a win on our first time out. Rather, I am looking at this game as a way to test the team and see what needs to be worked on.”
Devine said with no seniors on his roster the teams young players are going to have to get tough fast.
“We all know that the season only gets harder as you go,” Devine said.
Week 1 Recap
The Coyotes beat the Valley Christian Lions 49-47.
“The first half of play was great and things were going our way,” Foust said. “Then special teams errors killed us. They kicked three onside kicks in the second half, recovering them and marched down the field for the score.”
The Coyotes travel to House to play at 2 p.m., on Sept. 10.