Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 | 12:10 a.m.
“It was a great game all around,” Mojave coach Joe Delgado said. “We were a lot more disciplined, and our offseason weightlifting and conditioning showed in the fourth quarter.”
Flanagan got the bulk of his yards on a 99-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
But Flanagan didn’t do it all on his own.
He got plenty of help from his teammates.
Zack Arave threw for a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 68 yards. DeAndre Armstrong rushed for 48 yards on two carries with a touchdown.
Lorenzo Guerrero blocked a punt and had five tackles.
All in all, it was a complete game effort by the Rattlers (1-0), who look to build on a successful 2012 campaign.
“We spread the ball around so they couldn’t key on one person,” Delgado said. “I feel good about the whole game overall.”
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