The Questa Wildcats varsity football team began the season with a tough schedule, playing three of their first four games on the road. After facing Clayton and Logan, the Wildcats’ best game this season came on the road, in a 56-52 shoot-out loss against a very good Dulce Hawks team. All four of those games were against non-district opponents.
Questa is playing this season in an 8-man football structure with a promising future for the team, as their junior varsity team is undefeated with a 3-0 record.
The junior varsity team beat Clayton 34-6 and beat Logan 48-6. They shut out the McCurdy Bobcats from scoring at all, with a 28-0 win.
The Wildcats varsity team’s remaining schedule has them playing against their district counterparts. Questa played a 2-2 Menaul Panthers (Albuquerque) Saturday, September 30 in Albuquerque. (Score not available at press time.) The varsity team’s last home game of the season comes against a 1-4 Pine Hill Warriors (Pine Hill) team for their Homecoming Game on Saturday, October 7, at 4 p.m. This may be the Wildcats’ best chance for their first win of the season.
In their season opener against Dulce, Pine Hill lost 60-14 at home. The Wildcats played a much better game against that same Dulce team.
The varsity season finale comes against the Legacy Academy Silverbacks (Albuquerque), on Friday, October 13 at 6 p.m. in Albuquerque. In the two games against opponents that Questa has faced, Legacy Academy won 62-26 over the Clayton Yellowjackets and 34-30 over the Tatum Coyotes.
The Wildcats have much to look forward to in the remaining games of the 2023 schedule, as well as the next few seasons. Freshman quarterback Covo Cardenas, sophomore running back James Allen and sophomore offensive lineman Joaquin Martinez are all eligible to return for the 2024-2025 season.