Desert Pines flexes muscles on defense to beat Mojave

The Desert Pines defense registered six sacks and a blocked punt for a touchdown en route to a 20-0 road win over Mojave on Friday.

Desert Pines (5-1, 2-0 Sunset League) forced a three-and-out on the first Rattlers drive, and Philip Tito blocked a punt that was recovered by teammate Gabriel Lopez and returned 30-yards for a touchdown.

Isaiah Morris capped a 6-play, 61-yard drive with a 1-yard TD plunge and the Jaguars led 14-0 at the half. Morris finished with 78 yards on 14 carries.

Desert Pines put the game out of reach late in the fourth quarter when Morris added his second touchdown of the game, a 32-yard reception from Randal Grimes.

Running back Khalid Walker had a game-high 80 yards rushing on 21 carries for Mojave (0-6, 0-2).

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