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Mojave ends season with second straight win, but misses playoffs

2014 High School Football

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

From left, Mojave High School football players Anthony Vereen, Moises Jaugerui and Frankie Contreras July 21, 2014.

Ty Flanagan rushed for three touchdowns and returned an interception for a touchdown to help Mojave cruise to a 65-0 home win over Western on Friday night.

The Rattlers finished the season with two straight wins to go 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the Division I-A Sunset race, but they narrowly missed the playoffs thanks to tiebreaker rules.

Flanagan rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns on three carries, Mojave coach Joe Delgado wrote in a text message. The senior and Sun Preseason All-City honoree also brought back an interception 50 yards for a score.

Mojave also got 44 yards and a touchdown on four carries from Elijah Smoot, and Nick Kline took his only carry for a 28-yard TD.

Rattlers quarterback Zack Arave completed 4 of 5 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns, hooking up for scoring strikes with Taiwan Braden (65 yards) and Davion Fletcher (45 yards).

Frankie Contreras had a fumble recovery for the Mojave defense.

Western finished 0-9.

Tristan Aird can be reached at 702-259-8829 or [email protected]. Follow Tristan on Twitter at twitter.com/tristanaird.

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