Rattlers have successful scrimmage

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun You could hear the hit from the sidelines as the helmet and pads collided. There was silence from the sidelines for only a moment. Then came the loud cheers from the players and the coaches as Casey Romero made a defensive stop late in the Rattlers first scrimmage. The […]

New shade of pain unpleasant discovery

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Pain comes in many colors: • the bright blinding white of smashing your thumb with a hammer; • the somber black blanket of depression. • and a new one I’ve got from my current woes — it’s sort of a darkish purple, not unlike a fetid bruise or the blood blister […]

Rattlers kick off Aug. 27

By QCS staff In prepartation of their season’s opening game Saturday in Mora, the Tucumcari Rattlers scrimaged in their purple versus gold glory. Head couch Couch Dub Smith said the scrimage, held Aug. 12, has been a tradition for the past five years. Not only does it wrap up the two-a-days in a, shall we […]

True purple pride

By Ryan Lengerich While the defending state champions were still tossing on shoulder pads and pacing past lockers, high in the home side bleachers four women waited impatiently. Tucumcari football was minutes from a new beginning. In the top row, left of the press box 20 minutes prior to the teams annual Purple and Gold […]