Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 | 10:56 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer break down the first week of high school football games and look ahead to this Friday's gridiron action.
Afoa had an interception return for a touchdown, a punt return for a touchdown and a 98-yard scoring run. Foothill’s starters didn’t play in the second half.
Foothill (2-0) has scored 100 points in its initial two games. It beat Bonanza 48-14 last week.
“We have just been executing pretty well,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said.
The schedule will get more difficult as the season progresses, but Redmond said he thinks if his team continues to do the little things, they will be a great shape.
“Every week it seems the schedule will get tougher and tougher,” Redmond said. “We just have to keep executing on offense. That’s knowing your assignment and following through with it.”
Chaparral High School has seen better days.
Once among the top performing schools in the Clark County School District, Chaparral High is undergoing changes to counter dismal test scores and the lowest graduation rate in the district.
The campus located near East Flamingo Road and U.S. 95 is one of five turnaround schools not meeting the expectations outlined in No Child Left Behind.
Chaparral is now looking to clean up its reputation, touching every aspect of the school from restrooms to test scores.
Changes weren’t received well by students who openly protested the cuts to faculty and the new order that banned the use of cell phones and music players during the school day.
Under stricter rules, tardy students are locked out of classrooms, bathroom breaks during class time aren’t allowed and the lunch hour was pushed back to 1:40 p.m.
Superintendent Dwight Jones told students he’s not settling for half successes.
“Right now, 50 percent of the kids in this school don’t graduate high school. Is that acceptable to you? Think about that. Right now, some of the friends that you’re with aren’t going to graduate. Is that OK? That’s unacceptable to me. I think you guys ought to kick all of us out.”
- Year built:
- Principal (Year Hired):
- David Wilson (2011)
- Approximately 2,250
- School Report Card:
Compiled by Gregan Wingert