The Tucumcari Rattlers look for their second win against the New Mexico Military Institute Colts.
“They are a defensively aggressive team,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson.
Ferguson said despite their 32-0 loss to the Fort Sumner Foxes, the Colts are a team the Rattlers will have to contend with.
“The Colts only trailed 0-6 at the half,” Ferguson said. “They had a few turnovers, which Fort Sumner took and capitalized on.”
Ferguson said the Rattlers are injury free for the most part. Travis Garcia is still out for a separated shoulder and Dimitri Chappell and Steve Urioste are out for the season.
The Logan Longhorns will travel to Tatum looking for their first win of the season against the Coyotes.
“We still need to get our offense going,” said Longhorns head coach Kene Terry.
Terry said on offense there were several passes not caught that could have changed the pace of last week’s 20-6 loss to Melrose.
“We made some mistakes, players and coaches alike,” Terry said. “We just need to keep working on it.”
Slowing down the Longhorns passing game will be one key to Friday’s game said Coyotes head coach Gary Durham.
“We know they have speed and we will have to contend with that,” Durham said.
Durham said the Coyotes need to continue to gain ground with their run game which helped them in their 28-12 over Animas.
The Hondo Valley Eagles won their season opener 68-34 against the NM School for the Deaf.
Head coach Brandon Devine said the team has been working on every aspect of their game not knowing what to expect from the San Jon Coyotes.
“This is there first game and no one has seen anything from them,” Devine said.
Devine said the Coyotes’ recent co-op with Grady has increased their player pool while leaving questions on the field.
“We will just have to play our game and see what they’ve got,” Devine said.