Dexter knocks Tucumcari out of playoffs

QCS Staff The Tucumcari defense was unable to slow down the Dexter running attack during the Rattlers’ 48-17 loss in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday night. The 10th-seeded Rattlers (5-6, 0-3) fell behind early and were never really in the game. Tucumcari fumbled the opening kickoff and the No. 7 seed […]

Rattlers face Dexter in opening round

kskcke-footballrecap.jpg

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer The 10th-seeded Tucumcari Rattlers will take on No. 7-seed Dexter at 7 p.m. Friday in Dexter in the first round of the Class 2A state football playoffs. “If we play like we know we can, we will win,” said Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins. “We just have to limit […]

High school sports scores and schedule through Oct. 22

QCS Staff Football 2ATucumcari 21Dexter 20 1A8-ManLogan 90Valley Christian Academy 14

Tucumcari holds off Dexter

kra8b4-kra88afransicomartinezweb.jpg

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari came up with a big play when it needed it to hold off Dexter 21-20 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Dexter senior quarterback Daniel Fuller scored a touchdown with 11 seconds left and the Demons (0-7) were an extra point away from tying the No. 8-ranked Rattlers (5-2). […]

Rattlers set to take on Dexter

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After a close loss to Class 3A Portales, the Tucumcari Rattlers will face the Dexter Demons, a 2A school, on Friday night. Until now, the Rattler’s tough schedule has pitted them against larger 3 and 4A schools. Coach Dub S mith said, “We’ve played against a lot of larger […]

Rattler bite Demons

By Albert Trujillo On Tuesday the Rattlers made the long trek to Dexter to take on the Demons. Drew White led the Rattlers with 27 points in their 67-54 win over the Demons. Despite the long bus ride, the Rattlers jumped to 20-13 lead at the end of the first period. In the second period […]

Rattlers primed for Homecoming with the Demons

By Paul Lyon: QCS Friday night marks homecoming and the Tucumcari Rattlers are celebrating by taking on the Dexter Demons (2-4). Undefeated thus far, the Rattlers (6-0) are primed to keep it that way, according to Coach Dub Smith. “The Demons are ranked sixth in AA…that means they must be a skilled team,” said Smith. […]

House sisters place well at Dexter

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Lyndsy Lee and Sara Lee, House High School’s athletic sister duo, did well at the Demon relays at Dexter Friday. Sara was the high-point individual with 24 points. She took first and qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.76 seconds, and also qualified for state in […]

Tucumcari defeats Dexter Demons 40-27

William Thompson DEXTER – The Tucumcari High School football team played the role of spoiler at Dexter’s homecoming Friday night by escaping with a 40-27 victory. The game was back and forth and too close to call until midway through the fourth quarter when Rattler Eric Holt intercepted at the Demon 16 yard line. Holt […]

Tucumcari travels to Dester Friday

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team hopes to spoil the Dexter Demons’ homecoming Friday night. Dexter, at 2-4 on the season, may seem a welcome relief to the Rattlers after losing their past two games. Still, Dexter cannot be overlooked “We’ve got a very athletic quarterback with a great arm,” said Dexter Coach […]