Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 | 11:36 p.m.
Ty Flanagan carried the ball 20 times for 212 yards and four touchdowns, giving the Rattlers momentum heading into next week’s league opener against Division I-A favorite Cheyenne. Still, Mojave coach Joe Delgado said there is much to improve on.
“We are always going to have to clean some things up,” Delgado said.
Delgado wasn’t happy with his team being called for 15 penalties, including two that reversed touchdowns. “Those killed us,” he said.
Quarterback Zack Arave completed 12-of-21 passes for 235 yards, finding Billy Murphy for four catches for 81 yards and Tyreek Carter for four catches for 88 yards.
Defensively, Jalon Dean had two interceptions and Lorenzo Guerrero had two sacks to lead the way.
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