Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 | midnight
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer touch on every high school football team in the valley and more on this week's episode. The topics, rants and disagreements are at an all-time high, so brace your ears and get ready to take sides.
Xavier Steel led the way with 178 yards on 13 carries, while D.J. Koopman ran for 141 more. Billy Viera needed only three carries to get to 70 yards, and he also ran for two touchdowns.
J.D. Owens rushed for two touchdowns as well.
“We’re firing off the ball. We’re going where we want to,” Boulder City coach Alex Kazel said. “We’re moving the ball and controlling the clock. Just the way we like it.”
While the focus is on the running game, the Eagles also got some production through the air.
Michael Kelso caught two balls for 67 yards and score as Boulder City improved to 8-1 and 4-1 in conference.
The Eagles also secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming state playoffs, where they will play Faith Lutheran in their first outing. Boulder City won the first meeting between the two teams Aug. 31, 41-22.
“We’re playing physical, and getting better week by week,” Kazel said of his team entering the postseason. “We’re correcting mistakes from the week before, and (the team) is looking forward to a chance in the playoffs.”
Chaparral dropped to 4-5 (1-4 conference) with the loss.
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