2012 Mojave Football Capsule


Coach: Joe Delgado, second season (2-7)

2011 record: 2-7 (1-7 Northwest)

Returning letter winners: Six

Returning starters: One offense, one defense

Base offensive set: Wing T

Base defensive set: 4-2-5

Top offensive players: WB Billy Murphy (Sr.); QB Zack Arave (So.); RB Ty Flanagan (So.); RB Kevin Nelems (Sr.); WR Tyreek Carter (Sr.)

Top defensive players: LB Billy Murphy (Sr.); LB Ty Flanagan (So.); S Jalon Dean (Sr.)

Top special teams players: KR Kevin Nelems (Sr.)

Top newcomers: QB Zack Arave (So.); RB/LB Ty Flanagan (So.)

Key losses: RB/LB Bryant Lewis

Outlook: Delgado said the Rattlers expect to make the playoffs with a young and athletic team.

Mojave must replace 10 starters on both sides of the ball, including the do-everything Lewis, but would seem to have enough to contend for a playoff berth in the new Division I-A Sunset League.