Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 | 11 p.m.
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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer dissect this week's high school football games. It's a competitive slate of contests highlighted by the Southeast and Northeast divisions crowning champions. The boys disagree on their picks. Listen to hear who you agree with.
Junior Darel Allen-Tucker took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and the Jaguars held the Cowboys scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.
“It was just one of those games where we looked great,” Desert Pines coach Paul Bennett said. “And we never looked back.”
The Jaguars were up 45-0 at halftime.
“A lot of kids played well for us tonight,” Bennett said. “It was a great effort.”
The Desert Pines victory sets up a huge clash at Canyon Springs next week. The winner of that game will get the Northeast division’s No. 2 seed and a home game in the playoffs.
Chaparral High School has seen better days.
Once among the top performing schools in the Clark County School District, Chaparral High is undergoing changes to counter dismal test scores and the lowest graduation rate in the district.
The campus located near East Flamingo Road and U.S. 95 is one of five turnaround schools not meeting the expectations outlined in No Child Left Behind.
Chaparral is now looking to clean up its reputation, touching every aspect of the school from restrooms to test scores.
Changes weren’t received well by students who openly protested the cuts to faculty and the new order that banned the use of cell phones and music players during the school day.
Under stricter rules, tardy students are locked out of classrooms, bathroom breaks during class time aren’t allowed and the lunch hour was pushed back to 1:40 p.m.
Superintendent Dwight Jones told students he’s not settling for half successes.
“Right now, 50 percent of the kids in this school don’t graduate high school. Is that acceptable to you? Think about that. Right now, some of the friends that you’re with aren’t going to graduate. Is that OK? That’s unacceptable to me. I think you guys ought to kick all of us out.”
- Year built:
- Principal (Year Hired):
- David Wilson (2011)
- Approximately 2,250
- School Report Card:
Compiled by Gregan Wingert