Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 | 11:11 p.m.
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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer recap the action from the first week of high school football and look ahead to another slate of games. Popular topics include this week's Arbor View vs. Palo Verde showdown and last week's stunning upset by Bonanza over Silverado.
Martinez connected with Daniel Stewart for a 14-yard scoring strike and Anthony Turner for a 12-yard touchdown. Cimarron was equally proficient running the ball, with Taz Taoipu scoring on runs of 2 and 1 yards and Demaryae Williams rushing 18 times for 137 yards.
Cimarron (2-0, 1-0 Northwest) was flawless defensively in allowing about 140 yards and no touchdowns. The lone Mojave touchdown came in special teams on a kickoff return — the second straight week Cimarron has surrendered a touchdown in the return game.
“We have some issues we still need to fix,” Cimarron coach John Parcells said. “We didn’t do much in the second half. We are playing below our expectations and ability level.”
Demarlo Lewis was the defensive standout, returning an interception 45 yards to help keep the Mojave (0-1) offense in check.
Bryant Lewis returned a kickoff 90 yards for touchdown to score Mojave’s lone points.
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