Quay County football teams ready for Friday

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By QCS Staff Three Quay County football teams are set for gridiron action on Friday. They are: • The 1A San Jon Coyotes will kick off their 6-man football season at 4 p.m. against the 1A Vaughn Eagles in San Jon. • The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers will host a scrimmage game at 5 p.m. against […]

Rattlers show off gridiron skills at Purple and Gold scrimmage

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 50 fans turned out Friday afternoon for the Rattlers annual Purple and Gold scrimmage. For many of the Rattlers this scrimmage is a long running tradition but for some it was new and exciting first. “This is a great new experience for me,” said sophomore Cedar Bomar of […]

Rattlers get set for new season

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In high heat the Tucumcari Rattlers began their preparation for the upcoming football season. In the heat of the day the Rattlers started out their second session of two-a-day practice in the weight room. The Rattlers partnered up and moved from station to station during their circuit weight training […]

Rattlers get tested at Taos

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers found themselves pulling double duty at a scrimmage in Taos Friday night. The Rattlers JV and varsity teams were scheduled to play just Taos but Raton joined the scrimmage when its team didn’t have a preseason scrimmage scheduled, said head coach Dub Smith. In their second scrimmage […]

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 […]

Rattlers show stuff at intra-squad scrimmage

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys and girls basketball teams held intra-squad scrimmages Monday evening at the Tucumcari Elementary School gym. Boys’ coach John Span said he liked the energy level of his players while girls coach Alicia Trujillo said her players need more work. Boys Hustle is the name of the game for […]

Rattler boys ready for season

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys’ basketball team has a date with Elida Nov. 29 and this Monday they will be having a purple-gold scrimmage at Tucumcari Elementary School gym to which the public is invited. The scrimmage will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Head Coach John Span will have his varsity players set […]

Rattler football schedule released

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team’s season begins Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage against St. Michael High School of Santa Fe at Rattler Stadium. St. Michael is the defending Class AAA champion. The first regular season game will be at home against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27. The Rattler Homecoming […]

Rattlers survive final scrimmage, avoid injury

By Ryan Lengerich Senior running back Rob McCllelan rushed for a touchdown and Nick Weigal recovered a fumble for a touchdown but that wasn’t enough as the varsity Rattlers lost 3 touchdowns to 2 against defending district AAA champions Santa Fe St. Michael. Defensive coordinator Wayne Ferguson said he was pleased with the scrimmage, and […]

Scrimmage a ‘Wake up call’ before season begins

By Ryan Lengerich The Rattlers have their final tuneup Friday against St. Michael’s before their quest for back-to-back championships officially begins. The scrimmage against the defending AAA district champions will be held at Salvador Parez Park in Santa Fe beginning at 4:00 p.m. with the junior varsity. Rattler’s head coach Dub Smith said this scrimmage […]