For all the little improvements the young West Las Vegas Dons made from week two to week three, they felt snakebit Friday in a 27-0 loss to visiting Tucumcari.
Unlike a week earlier in a 50-0 defeat to Estancia, there were no disastrous quarters for West. There were no strings of turnovers and botched special teams plays. There were some more Dons highlights that indicate, perhaps, better times to come.
But the Rattlers (3-0), led by big, burly lines on both sides of the ball, consistently outplayed the Dons.