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 rout Colts 55-7

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers routed New Mexico Military Institute 55-7 Friday night to improve to 2-0. Senior Leon Vigil scored three times for the Rattlers. Vigil scored on a 28-yard pass from junior Luke Smith and runs of 9 and 12 yards. “Go big or don’t go at all that is how we play,” […]

The Tucumcari Rattlers lose to the undefeated Dexter Demons 32-14

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Dexter Demons stayed undefeated, handing Tucumcari a 32-14 loss Friday night. The Demons jumped out to a 25-6 lead at the half and won handily despite 18 penalties for 185 yards. “Dexter is a good ball club and our team did not play well in the first half,” […]

Rattlers trounce Falcons 48-0

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers made easy work the 2A Loving Falcons Friday at Loving. The 1-4 Falcons’ homecoming was spoiled with a 48-0 loss to the 4-1 Rattlers. “I was worried that a second long road trip might affect the team, but our boys came to play,” said Rattlers […]

Rattler season ends in Lordsburg

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers closed out the season 6-7 with a loss Saturday, 12-0 to the Lordsburg Mavericks. “Our young men played their hearts out. We knew that Lordsburg was a great team going into Saturday’s game. I am real proud of how the team played and rose to the […]

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 […]

Rattlers hoping to pull upset

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After their recent win against Dulce, the Tucumcari Rattlers are preparing to meet Capitan on Friday in quarterfinals of the 2A state playoffs. “The people that come and watch are going to be in for one exciting match up,” Rattlers coach Dub Smith said. “We feel this game is […]

Rattlers blow out Demons, 30-0

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With last night’s win, the Rattlers can go into district play with confidence and optimism. The Tucumcari Rattlers dominated on both sides of the ball and blanked the Dexter Demons 30-0 Friday night. “We played hard and well,” Tucumcari coach Dub Smith said. “Dexter is a real good football […]

Junior High Rattlers beat Foxes

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The junior high Tucumcari Rattlers beat the Fort Sumner Foxes 34-16 Saturday night at Fort Sumner. Coach Eddie Encinias said, “Fort Sumner was our toughest game so far. They played some ninth graders and came out hitting hard. They hit us harder than Texico I feel.” In Saturday’s game, Rattlers […]

Portales edges out a win against Tucumcari

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Portales held on to beat Tucumcari 7-6 in a defensive struggle Friday night at Greyhound Stadium in the Rams’ homecoming game. Minutes after a 55-yard field goal attempt by Tucumcari (1-5) fell short, Portales coach Andy Correll said the Ram defense deserved the credit for the win. […]