Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 | 11:45 p.m.
When injuries are as big of an issue as they have been for Mojave High the past couple of weeks, just getting out of the game in good health can feel like a victory. The scoreboard showing your team up 50 to 6 at the final whistle doesn’t hurt, either.
Mojave quarterback Zack Arave started the game against Pahrump Valley tonight after getting knocked out of last week’s victory against Chaparral and helped his team jump out to a 30-0 lead after the first quarter. Arave was 2-for-4 passing and also rushed for a score before getting pulled from the game after the first quarter as a precaution.
“For Mojave we were actually pretty deep tonight,” said coach Joe Delgado.
The big lead allowed him to rest other players who were just coming back from injuries, too.
Davion Fletcher scored one of those early touchdowns while running back Ty Flanagan crossed the goal line twice in the first quarter. From there it was on the defense, which responded with four interceptions and seven sacks.
“The defense did a great job after giving up about 30 each of the past two weeks,” Delgado said.
Mojave travels to Sierra Vista High next week while Pahrump Valley will look to bounce back against Western High.