With former coach Josh Jones in town with his JV team from Lamar, Magazine went with throwback red jerseys Tuesday night at Diamondback Stadium and Shorty Wright Field.
The Rattlers also went with a throwback offensive performance that saw two back over 100 yards and a three second half stops in the red zone that preserved a 28-17 lead as they beat a second straight JV squad.
After Lamar struck first on a 36-yard Eddie Gonzales field goal, the Rattlers answered in 23 seconds with quarterback Trevor Blake going 62 yards. Caleb Hyatt added a two point conversion to make it 8-3.
Blake would run 15 times for 136 yards and Hyatt 14 for 119 on the night.
Pass happy in the first half with 25 throws, Ike Pelts was picked off on the next possession by Hyatt and four plays later Hyatt went 22 yards to make it 14-3.
Magazine got the ball back two plays later when Jacob Hall caused and recovered a fumble but would give the ball back on a fumble of their own.
The turnover parade, however, would continue with Tsim Neej Vand picking off Pelts and taking the pick back 76 yards for a touchdown. With a Blake two point run it was 22-3 with 19 seconds left in the first quarter.
Two Warrior possession later the lead was cut to 22-10 on a 5-yard Bryer Bowles run and Gonzales point after.
The Rattlers kept the ball the final 6:37 of the half but ran out of downs and time when Blake was sacked on the final play of the half.
After the Rattlers started the second half with a three-and-out, Lamar scored in three plays on a 31-yard Zaden Navarrete run to make it 22-17.
After a Rattler fumble the Warriors reached the Rattler 16 but Bowles was stopped by Hyatt on one of his 17 tackles — Zack Scott was also in double figures with 15, matching Hyatt with nine solos — for just a one yard gain on fourth-and-3 with 5:20 remaining in the third quarter.
Magazine then went 85 yards in just seven plays. The big play was Blake hitting Xeng Yang for 36 yards on a third-and-5. Blake eventually got the touchdown from the 11 and it was 28-17.
Lamar kept the ball until the 5:39 mark of the final quarter and, trying to make it a one possession game, called on Gonzales for a 32-yard field goal try but the kick was wide right.
A Rattler fumble by Luke Short gave the Warriors another chance but Yang and Vang stopped Bowles for a yard loss on fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 1:29 left.
Magazine was able to run out the clock from there.
The Rattlers will next play their Conference 2A-4 opener, traveling to Hackett Friday.