Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 | 11:27 p.m.
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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are back for another high school football discussion. They look at all the matchups this week and spend extra time on the Southeast, which begins league play this week.
Williams, who has rushed for 792 yards in four games, scored on runs of 62, 10 and 5 yards.
After losing in overtime last week to Cheyenne despite dominating most the game, Cimarron recovered with a convincing win.
“We tried to work on eliminating the mistakes and penalties, and playing a more disciplined type of football,” Cimarron coach John Parcells said.
Cimarron (3-1 overall, 2-1 Northwest) plays perennial league power and rival Palo Verde next week.
“We are going to keep working,” Parcells said. “We know Palo Verde will be a physical game.”
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