Rattlers crush Mora

QCS Staff MORA — Three minutes after it started, Tucumcari’s first football game of the season was over. The Rattlers averaged a touchdown a minute to go up 20 points, then cruised to an easy 61-0 victory Saturday over Mora. Coach Dub Smith said the Rattlers’ first-string offense only ran five plays before the game got […]

Rattlers win homecoming

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers gave Coach John Span a birthday present Friday evening— a 62-40 homecoming victory over the Floyd Broncos. Hanging onto a slim lead in the second quarter, the Rattlers began to pull away. The second half turned out to be a cake walk for Tucumcari as they […]

Three Rattlers named All State

By William Thompson Tucumcari High School football players Justin Garcia, Eric Holt and Chris McCasland were recently named to the Class 2A 2004 All-State Team. Garcia was selected to the first team as a center. Holt was selected to the first team as a running back and McCasland was named first-team defensive back. McCasland was […]

Tucumcari boys take home tournament

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team cruised past Mountainview Saturday morning and then had a tougher time beating Fort Sumner Saturday night. The Rattlers swept through their Route 66 tournament. Nemi Salvador and Robert Munoz made the all-tournament team. Tucumcari vs. Mountainview. The Rattlers had very few turnovers as they soundly defeated […]

Boys win two in a row

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team beat Elida handily Thursday evening and dominated Lake Arthur Friday evening in the Route 66 Tournament held at Tucumcari Elementary School. Tucumcari vs. Elida The Rattlers defeated the Elida Tigers 79-46 at home Thursday evening. The final score hides that Elida jumped out to an 8-0 […]

Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Santa Rosa Lions scored 29 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 36-21 Friday night. The Santa Rosa victory ended Tucumcari’s playoff hopes. The Rattlers went into the locker room at halftime up 21-7. Momentum was clearly in Tucumcari’s favor as running back Eric Holt ran for 119 […]

Rattlers fall to Yellowjackets, 38-19

William Thompson The Clayton Yellowjackets had a big second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 38-19 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Rattler quarterback Chris McCasland went down in the first half with an apparent rib injury and did not return to the field for the second half. Rattler Head Coach Dub Smith did not mention […]

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 […]

Rattlers fall to NMMI

William Thompson The New Mexico Military Institute football team scored two quick touchdowns to open the second half as they put away the Tucumcari Rattlers 58-36 at Tucumcari’s homecoming. Rattler Coach Dub Smith remained optimistic about his team after the game. “Our kids did not quit,” said Smith. “We were a little overmatched tonight because […]

Rattlers win convincingly, 40-13

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 40-13 win over the Raton Tigers at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Rattler Coach Dub Smith said his team’s defense was a key to victory. “Our defense gave our offense great field position all night,” said Smith. “Our kids played […]