Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 | 12:30 a.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer look across the Las Vegas valley at the playoff races still alive entering the last week of the regular season. Does Canyon Springs have a shot against Las Vegas? What about Foothill vs. Liberty? Listen in for discussion on these topics and more.
Bryant Lewis rushed for 337 yards and three touchdowns — 2, 6 and 46 yards — to help the Rattlers (2-7) finish the season with two wins. Last year, they didn’t win a game.
“For the seniors to go out on a winning note is great,” Mojave coach Joe Delgado said. “The junior have bought into what we are trying to sell them and we have some confidence (moving forward).”
Additionally, Mojave’s junior varsity and freshmen teams each beat Shadow Ridge — the first time in three years Mojave has swept all three levels, Delgado said. Last week, Mojave barely lost to playoff qualifier Cheyenne, 16-8, is closing the season with several positives.
“It’s just huge for morale,” the coach said.
D’adrian Green added an 8-yard touchdown run for Mojave.
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