Rattlers aim to constrain Eunice QB

Thomas Garcia

The Tucumcari Rattlers, Logan Longhorns and San Jon Coyotes’ football teams will be on road this weekend.

The 4-1 Rattlers will take on the 3-0 Eunice Cardinals who are coached by former Rattlers coach Daniel Hutchins.

“This is going to be a great game,” said Hutchins. “These teams have had a strong rivalry in the past.”

Hutchins said the team has been doing well and the only injury is to their back up quarterback who was injured in a JV game.

“I look forward to this match-up,” Hutchins said.

Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson said last week’s 25-22 win over the Estancia Bears was a lot closer than it should have been.

“We let the first half slip away from us,” Ferguson said. “I was able to get the team turned around at half time.”

Ferguson said the key to Friday’s game will be containing Cardinals quarterback Tyler Almager.

“Their offense is talented and we need to keep them out of synch,” Ferguson said.

The 1-2 Coyotes start their district run fresh off of a 44-14 routing of the Elida Tigers.

Coyotes head coach Steve Foust was not available immediately for comment.

The Coyotes will travel to Santa Fe to play the New Mexico School for the Deaf’s Roadrunners.

“As of right now, it looks like we are pretty even on paper,” said Roadrunners head coach Robert Huizar. “It should be a good game.”

Huizar said San Jon, Roy, Vaughn and NMSD are all fighting for second place in the district as Clovis Christian seems to be pretty much the favorite to win.

“We’ve got a few banged up players but nothing major,” Huizar said. “We should be full speed come Friday’s game.”

Huizar said they have had a pretty tough schedule in the past 5 games. He said the team has played a variety of teams which should have helped them prepare for the next three district games.

The 0-5 Longhorns will travel to Floyd to take on the 1-4 Broncos.

Broncos head coach Adam Terry and Longhorns head coach Kene Terry was not available immediately for comment.