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 […]

Rattlers prepare for state play

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Thomas Garcia After a strong showing in district play, the fourth-seeded Longhorns and sixth-seeded Rattlers prepare for the first round of state play.

Rattlers face Dexter in opening round

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer The 10th-seeded Tucumcari Rattlers will take on No. 7-seed Dexter at 7 p.m. Friday in Dexter in the first round of the Class 2A state football playoffs. “If we play like we know we can, we will win,” said Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins. “We just have to limit […]

Rattlers to meet Loving for rematch

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded sixth in Class 2A, have a rematch with Loving this weekend. The Rattlers (5-5) will host the 11th-seeded Falcons in what will be their second matchup this season. Tucumcari claimed a victory in the first game, 48-0 Sept. 28 on the road. In that game, the Rattlers scored […]

Playoffs set for Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 4-6 Tucumcari Rattlers will play the 6-3 Dulce Hawks in the first round of the Class 2A state football playoffs. The sixth-seeded Rattlers will host the 11th-seeded Hawks at 7 p.m. Friday. “It’s an advantage to play at home. We don’t have to travel so far and we’ll […]

Tucumcari vs. Lordsburg promises defensive game

By Martha Frost: QCS staff Tucumcari faces Lordsburg in the football semifinals at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Rattler Stadium. Last weekend Tucumcari, seeded third, defeated Crownpoint 37-6 while Lordsburg, seeded second, defeated Eunice 35-7 in the 2005 Class AA football quarterfinals. Lordsburg’s Head Coach Louie Baisa had only this to say about the upcoming […]

Rattlers face Crownpoint in Gallup

By Martha Frost: QCS staff Tucumcari, seeded third, faces sixth-seeded Crownpoint at Gallup on Friday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the 2005 Class AA State Football Championship tournament. The winner of the Tucumcari-Crownpoint match will play the winner of the Eunice-Lordsburg game next week in the semifinals. “If we win against Crownpoint Friday, […]