Late touchdown lifts Rattlers past Tularosa


By Ryan Lengerich For Rattlers fans, Rob McClelland looks much better in uniform. After watching most the season in street clothes, the senior scored two touchdowns in a triumphant return from a week two knee injury and lead the Rattlers to a 21-14 comeback victory against Tularosa in the state quarterfinal game. McClelland finished with […]

House season season ends with loss to Melrose


By Ryan Lengerich MELROSE — On any other day, Harvey Parks would have had to share the spotlight. But this wasn’t any other day. Parks caught three touchdown passes in Melrose’s 65-6 win over House in Saturday’s state six-man quarterfinal game. He tied the National High School Federation six-man record for most touchdown receptions in […]

Logan gets playoff win


By Ryan Lengerich LOGAN — On Halloween night, Kirk Burns was simply scary. The Logan senior scored seven touchdowns and led his team to its first ever playoff victory in school history with a 50-40 win against Floyd Friday in Logan. “I guess this is my lucky day,” Burns said. “There were some big holes […]

Rattlers win district title

By Ryan Lengerich On fourth down and 35-yards from the end zone with 7 seconds left in the game, a desperation heave into the end zone seemed to be Santa Rosa’s only hope. It may have been. Lions sophomore running back Steven Vigil got the call on a misdirection to the weak side and turned […]

Wolves’ pound Rattlers


By Ryan Lengerich Texico head coach Mike Prokop called a timeout with 7:04 remaining in the third quarter to settle his team down. A strange move, considering his team held a 34-0 lead at the time. “I wanted to calm our kids down and tell them to play our game, don’t play someone else’s,” Prokop […]

Two games, two wins, Rattlers 101, opponents 0

By Ryan Lengerich Questa’s Justin Martinez thought he had the angle. But as he lunged to make the tackle on Tucumcari junior Chris McCasland, the Rattlers star delivered a devastating stiff arm sending Martinez to sideline turf. McCasland cruised into the endzone for his second punt return touchdown of the half. Still stomach first on […]