Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 | 11:44 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are back with their weekly high school football podcast. This week's episode plays more like a variety show, as the two touch on a number of issues related to last week's gridiron action.
Spight scored both of the Desert Shields’ touchdowns, also reaching the end zone in the first quarter to help Cheyenne qualify for next month’s playoffs.
Despite entering with just one win — against 3A classification Boulder City — Mojave gave Cheyenne (6-2 overall) a stiff challenge.
“If you allow a team you are supposed to beat on paper hang round, it will turn into a fight,” Cheyenne assistant coach Anthony Norris said. “For the most part, Mojave played a good football game.”
Cheyenne plays Centennial next week with the winner earned the No. 3 playoff seed from the Northwest.
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