The Tucumcari Rattlers lose to the undefeated Dexter Demons 32-14

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Dexter Demons stayed undefeated, handing Tucumcari a 32-14 loss Friday night. The Demons jumped out to a 25-6 lead at the half and won handily despite 18 penalties for 185 yards. “Dexter is a good ball club and our team did not play well in the first half,” […]

Rattlers to meet Dexter

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two Quay County teams, Tucumcari and House, hope to upset the undefeated on Friday. The 4-2 Tucumcari Rattlers’ next effort is to deal the 6-0 Dexter Demons their first lost of the season. “Dexter will probably be ranked No. 1 in 2A football when they come here to play […]

Ram ground game leads to comeback win against Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Portales Rams recovered from an upstart Rattler team on the road, scoring 20 unanswered for its first win of the season, 20-14. “We came out and just really controlled the ground game,” Portales coach Andy Correll said. “I really felt like we played the best that we’ve played […]

Clovis Christian takes all three from San Jon

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The San Jon Lady Coyotes lost their first district game Thursday to Clovis Christian Lady Eagles. The Lady Coyotes lost in three sets at San Jon, 25-23, 25-14 and 22-25. The first and third sets were the best in the matchup. Most of the points were hard fought and […]

Rattlers, Quay teams prep for Friday matchups

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This weekend two Quay County football teams are hoping to pick up fourth wins and another is looking for its second. The Tucumcari Rattlers want to chalk up another win against the Loving Falcons before they begin what they call the heart of their season with five home games. […]

Rattlers going for second win against Lobos

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers head south Friday to play the 3A Chaparral Lobos at Anthony. Chapparal’s stadium is under renovations, so the game will be played at 7 p.m., at the Gadsden high school in Anthony. “It’s going to be a long trip down there but I told the […]

Rattlers ready to tackle Estancia at home

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari plans to concentrate on better football handling and play execution against Estancia on Friday, said Rattler Coach Dub Smith. “If we play our brand of football, we will win our first home game of the season Friday night,” Smith said. Estancia’s Bears, […]

Rattlers overtake 4A Espanola for win

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An interception sealed an 18-15 victory for 2A Tucumcari Rattlers against 4A Espanola Friday. Rattlers junior Justin Alvarez made the crucial interception with 1:43 left in Friday’s game against the Sundevils at Espanola running out the clock. Alvarez had already made another critical play in the fourth quarter on […]

Rattlers optimistic after defeat by St. Mike’s

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers are set to face the 4A Espanola Valley Sundevils. The Rattlers had a rocky start to the season with a 40-7 loss to the 3A St. Michael’s Horseman Saturday. “We made some mistakes against St. Mike’s but we are already working on fixing those mistakes,” […]

Rattlers ready for St. Mike’s

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With a new look, the Tucumcari Rattlers are traveling today to Santa Fe to play Saint Michael’s. This week the Rattlers were issued new home and away uniforms from the school. The uniforms have slight but distinctive differences. “The team is starting a new season with a new look […]