Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 | midnight
Legacy’s DeShae Edwards rushed for 235 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries Friday night to lead the Longhorns to a 56-0 victory against visiting Mojave.
Edwards’ big night included a pair of 70-yard touchdown runs. Martell Crockett added a 60-yard touchdown run and Devin Wiedemann threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Chris Lyle.
Legacy, only in its fourth year of existence, improved to 3-0 with the victory, including 2-0 in the Northwest Division.
“The kids are buying into the program,” Legacy coach Dave Synder said. “We are looking forward to taking it to the next level.”
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