Lady Rattlers basketball season starts Saturday

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QCS Staff The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers will start their basketball season at 3 p.m., Saturday against the Bosque Lady Bobcats. Lady Rattlers head coach Gary Hittson said the team is not sure what to expect from the Lady Bobcats, who won 38-35 Wednesday night against Santa Fe Prep. “We will just have to get up […]

Top-ranked Eunice eliminates Rattlers

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No. 8 Rattlers to face Eunice

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded eighth in Class 2A, will travel to Eunice Friday to take on the top-seeded Eunice Cardinals. The Rattlers may be upset-minded, but they are trying to treat the 7 p.m. contest like any other game. “We are not going to treat the Cardinals any different,” Tucumcari coach Wayne Ferguson […]

Lions overpower Rattlers 47-0

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers were blown out 47-0 Friday night by the district rival Santa Rosa Lions at Rattler Stadium. “When you lose 47-0 it’s no longer a player issue, it’s a coaching issue,” Rattlers coach Wayne Ferguson said. Ferguson said they are going to get back on the field and coach the team […]

Rattlers angling for second place

Thomas Garcia The (6-3, 1-1) Tucumcari Rattlers will be competing for second place Friday in district 2 2A against rival Santa Rosa Lions. “These teams have been true for 13 years,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the rivalry began in 1999 when Tucumcari dropped down from 3A to 2A in the Lions’ […]

Rattlers lose 28-7 to visiting Wolverines

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Thomas Garcia Friday night turned into a great opportunity for the Texico Wolverines and the Tucumcari Rattlers to learn from in-game mistakes. The problem for the host Rattlers was that Texico made less of them. The visiting Wolverines stayed perfect in District 5-2A, jumping out to a 14-0 lead and riding big plays in the […]

Rattlers to take on Wolverines

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Kevin Wilson Based on the numbers, Friday’s District 5-2A showdown is going to be like night and day for the Tucumcari Rattlers. But the more Tucumcari looks at Texico, the more they see themselves. “They’ve won some games where they didn’t look great, and we’ve won some games where we didn’t look great,” Tucumcari coach […]

Rattlers Rout Yellowjackets 49-7

QCS Staff The visting Tucumcari Rattlers scorched Clayton for 587 yards of offense Friday night and beat Yellowjackets 49-7 in the district opener for both teams. The Rattlers finished with 481 yards rushing and 106 yards passing. Zach Hurd led the Rattlers with 13 carries for 208 yards and three touchdowns. George Montano added 125 […]

Rattlers begin district run

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Thomas Garcia The San Jon Coyotes prepare for their third district match up while the Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns football teams start their district run. The 5-2 Rattlers will travel to face the 1-6 Clayton Yellowkackets at 7 p.m., Friday night. “They are a good sized team who have played a brutal schedule,” said […]

Rattlers, Coyotes and Longhorns win on Friday

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QCS Staff A high snap ended the Dexter Demons’ hopes for a fourth-quarter comeback Friday against Tucumcari Rattlers at Rattler Stadium. Junior Amador Amaya scrambled after the football and covered it up from the Rattlers as the final horn sounded. The Demons (1-6) had taken possession of the ball with 12 seconds left in the […]