Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 | 10:51 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun reporters Ray Brewer and Steve Silver break down last week's lopsided high school football contests and preview this Friday's upcoming games. They also discuss the latest news on the neck injury to Shadow Ridge's Zak Hill.
Henderson also threw a 46-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to Robert Holley to give Centennial a 14-0 halftime lead.
Sanders scored on runs of 24 and 11 yards in the second half.
“We have a lot of work left to do,” Centennial coach George Baker said. “But we will gladly take this win, enjoy it for the night and get back to work tomorrow.”
Next week, Centennial plays Cheyenne, a team it hasn’t beat in five years.
“We are never happy with where we are at,” Baker said. “There is always something to improve on.”
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