Rattlers to begin two-a-days

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers football team is getting ready for the upcoming season. Two-a-day practices will begin Monday and full-contact practice will start on Thursday. The annual Purple and Gold Scrimmage will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, said coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers could be ranked in the top […]

Two Rattlers tapped for North vs South football game

By QCS Staff Two Rattler football players have been chosen to play in the 1A/2A 2007 North vs. South Football game. They are seniors Josh Villegas and Drew White. Villegas was selected to play as an offensive tackle and White as a defensive downman. Josh Villegas, a defensive tackle, had 56 tackle assists, 12 tackles, […]

Seven Rattlers named to 2A football squad

By Quay County Sun Staff Seven Tucumcari Rattlers football players have been selected for the New Mexico 2A All-State team. The selection for the All-State team is honorary and no actual football game is played by the athletes. “I am very proud of these young men,” said coach Dub Smith. “They are very deserving of […]

Rattler season ends in Lordsburg

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers closed out the season 6-7 with a loss Saturday, 12-0 to the Lordsburg Mavericks. “Our young men played their hearts out. We knew that Lordsburg was a great team going into Saturday’s game. I am real proud of how the team played and rose to the […]

Tucumcari players culled for All-State team

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The All-State football teams for 2005 will soon be in a huddle, with the Class 2A including several Tucumcari Rattlers on the squad. Three Rattlers were selected for the first team on offense and two players on defense. Tucumcari also had two players make the second team offense and three make […]

11 named to All-District squad

William Thompson Eleven players from the Tucumcari High School football team received District 2AA All-District honors recently voted by district coaches other than their own. “Some of the other district coaches said that if our team had been healthy this year, we would have played for the state championship,” said Smith. “These young men are […]

Five seniors named to all-state all senior squad

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Rattler Football Team landed five players on the “North squad” of New Mexico’s All-Senior All-Star Football Team. Named to the all-senior squad on offense were guard A.J. Molinas, tackle Joe Sisneros, and Running back Rob McLelland. Named to the defensive squad were defensive-end Abel Vargas and defensive back Andy Lan. The […]

Six named to State All-Stars

TV Hagenah The ballots have been counted and Tucumcari has a number of players on the 2003 New Mexico AA All-State Teams. Seven Tucumcari High School Rattlers made the first teams’ lists, two more made the state’s second teams’ lists and an additional two were listed as All-State Honorable Mention. “I am very proud of […]

All-State 6-Man teams announced

QCS Reports Seven Longhorns and three Cowboys received all-state recognition for the 2003 six-man football season. The two teams received recognition at four of the 10 first-team defensive positions. Logan senior Kirk Burns, who earned district player-of-the-year honors one week ago, was named to the all-state first team as a rush end and took second […]

Burns wins top 6-man honor

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By Ryan Lengerich Kirk Burns is now the answer the Quay County sports question — who won the first ever player of the year award in six-man football District 2? The senior emerged this season as the consensus player of the year in a district that in past years has only chosen first team offensive […]