Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 | 11:16 p.m.
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Las Vegas Sun reporters Ray Brewer and Steve Silver break down last week's high school football contests and preview this Friday's upcoming games including the clash of unbeaten Del Sol/Silverado and Palo Verde/Legacy.
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The Mustangs returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to notch their first victory of the season against the Rattlers.
“We had some big plays on special teams,” Gledhill said. “Any way you can get a win is nice.”
Gledhill said Shadow Ridge (1-5) put together a full team effort in the victory. In its scoring drive in the first half, the Mustangs drove more than 80 yards down the field on 17 plays.
Mojave fell to 2-4 with the defeat.
Mojave High School is Rattler Nation, but really it’s home to underdogs.
Minutes from the Nellis Air Force Base the school is nestled near Commerce Street and West Ann Road, an area littered with foreclosed homes.
The school is attended by many students who are underprivileged or at-risk. After Mojave failed to meet No Child Left Behind standards it became one of five Clark County Schools determined to do a 180.
In order to make the turnaround a reality, Mojave has implemented new faculty, extended the school day by 20 minutes and is geared towards boosting school spirit.
“The problem we have right now is that our children aren’t proud of their own school,” Mojave principal Antonio Rael explained an August interview. “When our children begin to take pride in our school, our community will follow.”
- Year built:
- Rattle Snake
- Principal (Year Hired):
- Antonio Rael (2001)
- School motto:
- “Promoting Achievement, Creating Success”
- Mission Statement:
- “The Mission of the Mojave High School Community is to provide a safe learning environment that will empower students to develop excellence, pride, respect, and skills necessary for future success.”
- Approximately 2,000
- School Report Card:
Compiled by Gregan Wingert