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 […]

Lions beat Rattlers 42-7

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers lost their regular season finale 42-7 Friday against district rival Santa Rosa. The Lions literally ran away with the game, gaining more than 300 yards of offense and scoring five of their six touchdowns on the ground. Jesus Roybal led the way, with five touchdowns and 245 yards rushing. […]

Rattlers march on

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers upset the undefeated Capitan Tigers to move on to the 2A football playoffs semifinals 33-30. “This was an unbelievable game. Both teams played well and it went down to the wire. This win was a total team effort. We are very proud of our boys. They […]

Longhorns defeat San Jon 54-0

William Thompson The Logan Longhorns dominated on both sides of the ball as they beat the San Jon Coyotes football team 54-0 Saturday at San Jon. In a game called at the half and marred by turnovers by both teams, the Longhorn defense allowed only two San Jon first downs and scored two safeties. San […]

Texico defeats Rattlers

Eric Butler TEXICO — While Tucumcari may be thinking of gradual improvement culminating in the Class 2A playoffs, Class 1A Texico looked like a well-oiled machine ready for the postseason now as the two squads met Friday. The result — a 48-7 Wolverine win. “The last two years, we just haven’t played very well against […]

San Jon defeats Clovis Christian

William Thompson The San Jon Coyotes defeated Clovis Christian High School 44-30 at San Jon’s football homecoming Saturday. The Coyotes used a balanced attack in it’s second win in four games. San Jon Coach Eric Rivera said his team is on an upswing. “Our team is improving,” said Rivera. “We try to mix it up […]

Logan rambles to 52-32 victory

William Thompson The Logan High School Football team relied on its running game to frustrate the Tatum Coyotes Saturday at Logan. The final score was 52-32. Tatum did not score their points until the second half. Logan’s Head Coach Billy Burns said that 32 points scored on his team in the second half was not […]

Coyotes lose to Patriots

William Thompson The San Jon High School football team stormed to a 32-6 lead against San Jacinto Christian Academy Friday afternoon, but the Coyotes ran out of steam in the second half, losing 64-32. Things looked bright for the Coyotes when Trey Rusk broke for a 30-yard touchdown on San Jon’s first possession. Tyler Adams […]

Rattlers win big, 42-8

The Tucumcari High School football team traveled 300 miles to soundly defeat the Crownpoint Eagles 42-8 Friday night. All-State running back Eric Holt scored five touchdowns for the game and ran for more than 100 yards in the first quarter alone. The Rattler defense dominated except for giving up one touchdown early in the fourth […]

Rattlers trounce Mora Rangers

William Thompson An explosive first half by the Tucumcari High School football team was too much for the outmanned Mora Rangers Friday night at Rattler Stadium as Tucumcari won easily 42-6. Head Coach Dub Smith was pleased with the Rattlers’ first-half play. “I think we have the makings of a really good football team,” said […]