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Mojave snaps 17-game losing streak by beating Boulder City

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Senior linebacker Marcus Smith celebrates his team’s win. The Mojave High School Rattlers won their first game since the 2009-10 season on Friday, Sept. 24, 2011, against the Boulder City Eagles during their homecoming weekend.

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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.

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Mojave had waited two for years for this moment.

The Rattlers snapped a 17-game losing streak Friday in Boulder City, holding on for a 25-22 win.

Senior Bryant Lewis had 195 yards and three touchdowns for Mojave, which brought a 25-14 lead into the third quarter. Running back D’adrian Green added 12 rushes for 90 yards.

Mojave also won the turnover battle by intercepting three Boulder City passes. The Rattlers were able to fade 102 rushing yards from the Eagles' Xavier Steel.

“We didn’t do a good job tackling or blocking,” Boulder City coach Alex Kazel said. “We’ve got to play better at first contact next week.”

Boulder City starts 3A league play next week against Virgin Valley, while Mojave goes home for a tilt with Centennial.

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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