Photos courtesy of LaWaynea Cox
Just call them butter cause they’re on a roll! Sitting in the #1 seed in the 2A-4 conference standings, the Magazine Sr High Rattlers already have one foot in the door of the playoffs. With a total season record of 6-1 and a conference record of 4-0, the Rattlers just snagged their fourth straight win in a row this past Friday against the JC Westside Rebels.
With a final score of 38-12, Magazine scored 32 of their points in the first half of the game completely shutting out the Rebels. Westside was finally able to put points up but only in the third quarter alone. Tatum Scott was first with a Rattlers touchdown when he rushed 30 yards to paydirt. Xeng Yang followed suit as he rushed a 12-yard Rattler touchdown proving to the Rebels that he was going to be hard to handle. A quarterback pass from Scott to Cameron Raggio would seal the two-point conversion.
Ball control was the name of the game for the Rattlers as Tsim Neeg Vang, Kobe Faughn, and Caleb Hyatt were successful in bringing in some long run yardage for the Magazine offense. As an always nice added bonus, the Rattlers were awarded two points from a Rebel safety. Continuing the winning momentum for Magazine in the first half was Kaedon Trejo with a 5-yard rushing touchdown coupled with a two-point conversion rushed by Scott.
As the game was about to head into halftime, Scott intercepted a Rebel pass for a 65-yard Pick 6. The two-point conversion pass from Scott to Jacob Hall was good and the game went into halftime 32-0 Magazine. The Rattlers put up one more touchdown with the help of Trejo and his 14-yard rush before ending the game.
The Magazine Rattlers have one game left on their schedule and that is against the Mountainburg Dragons. But they aren’t celebrating just yet because the 2-1 Dragons aren’t going to be a walkover. Quite possibly one of the toughest competitors of the season, the Rattlers know they are going to have to bring 100 percent for four full quarters with zero letting up if they want to earn the win. Magazine will host Mountainburg this Friday, November 1st at 7 p.m.