Mojave picks up first win, beats Western 41-8

Taiwan Braden threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 115 yards and another score to lead Mojave to a 41-8 road victory over Western on Friday.

Antonio Wayman was on the receiving end of both scores, catching passes of 55 and 30 yards for Mojave (1-6, 1-2 Sunset League). He also added an interception in the second half.

Khalid Walker carried Rattlers in the first half with 50 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown with 5:44 left in the first quarter. Nick Kline carried the ball eight times for 79 yards and closed the first half with 59 yards sprint to the end zone. Demeteruis Smith got in the mix with 36 yards on 10 carries, including a 7-yard touchdown run.

Kwan Carter was the bright spot for the Warriors (0-7, 0-3), catching seven passes for 83 yards and carrying the ball three times for 65 yards. They avoided the shutout when Carter took a reverse 27 yards for a touchdown with 4:23 left in the game.