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Mojave punches ticket to postseason with win over Clark

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Mojave football players Billy Murphy, Xavier Anderson and Jasen Smith Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Mojave football coach Joe Delgado Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Mojave football coach Joe Delgado Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Mojave quarterback Zack Arave threw for 194 yards with three touchdowns as the Rattlers locked up a berth in the Division 1A playoffs with a 45-7 victory over Clark on Friday.

The Rattlers improved to 5-3 and 3-1 in the Division 1A Sunset Conference. It is just the second trip to the postseason for the Mojave, which opened in 1996.

Mojave coach Joe Delgado was excited to clinch the spot in the tournament, but added that his team will need to make improvements if it wants to make a deep run.

“I’m proud of the boys,” he said. “There is no room for the mistakes in the postseason.”

Against Clark (1-7 overall, 1-3 conference), the Rattlers were effective through the air and on the ground.

Ty Flanagan rushed for 117 yards on 11 carries with three touchdowns, while Tyreek Clark caught two passes — both touchdowns — for 143 yards.

Billy Murphy and Anthony Shelton anchored the defensive effort, both tallying 11 tackles. Shelton added a sack, while Murphy had an interception.

Mojave wraps up the regular season with a game against Pahrump Valley next week, while Clark visits Cheyenne.

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