Tucumcari, San Jon hit road

Thomas Garcia

The Tucumcari Rattlers and San Jon Coyotes are on the road this Friday as the Logan Longhorns prepare for homecoming.

The 2-1 Rattlers travel to Estancia face the Bears following a tough loss to the Farwell, Texas, Steers Friday night.

During that game the Rattlers had two turnovers which resulted in points for the Steers.

“We need to get over the blues of losing,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. “A good team moves on and does not dwell on a loss.”

Ferguson said the Rattlers are hard at work preparing for their game against the Bears.

“We are going to do our best to shut down their options on offense,” Ferguson said. “On defense they run a similar system to Santa Rosa so in the long run this will help us to prepare.”

Estancia’s coach Glenn Bass was not available immediately for comment.

The Coyotes will travel to Elida to take on a winless Tigers team.

“We are both hungry looking for that first win,” said Tigers head coach Clayton Ferguson.

Ferguson said Friday’s game should be interesting as both teams will want to come away with a win before district starts.

“A win before district play would be that boost our team would need to be successful,” Ferguson said.

Coyotes coach Steve Foust was not available immediately for comment.

As if the pomp and circumstances of Homecoming and a 0-4 start to the season were not enough, the Longhorns will face 4-0 Mountainair, the number one team in the state.

“This is our chance to knock off the best team in the state,” said Longhorns head coach Kene Terry.

Terry said the team has shown a lot of improvement over the past two weeks.

“We just have to keep at it,” Terry said. “We are going to focus on playing the game.”

Mountainair’s head coach Robert Zamora was not available immediately for comment.