Las Vegas has dominated the recent meetings between Rancho in what’s known as the Bone Game. The two teams first played each other in 1957, when Las Vegas was a much different city than the one it is today. Through all the changes that took place in Las Vegas, the two teams have remained committed to this intense rivalry.
“The Bone” the two teams battle for was originally proposed by the Rancho Letterman’s Club as the trophy for the rivalry game, and it has been the ultimate prize ever since. Las Vegas has taken home “The Bone” the last 22 times, but the rivalry remains just as intense as ever. Rancho will be looking to shift the balance of power in the rivalry to open the 2018 season.
Joseph has a 4.225 weighted and a 3.625 unweighted GPA. He is a 4-year letterman on the varsity football team, as well as a 3-year letterman on the wrestling team. He plans to attend USC and pursue a degree in graphic design.
Alexander holds a 3.6 GPA and is a 3-year starter and letter winner in football. He is additionally 3-year member of the National honors Society. He plans on studying nursing while attend either CSN or UNLV.
HALL OF FAME
Jamal played in this rivalry his last 3 years of high school, debuting his sophomore year at Safety. His first game in the rivalry he had a huge impact on the defensive side of the ball that led him to receive defensive player of the game honors in 2003. As a junior and senior Jamal lead the Wildcats and totaled 6 touchdowns over those two seasons. In his 2005 season he earned NIAA State MVP honors. He spent his College career at the University of Mary in Bismark, ND where he holds the school’s career rushing lead at 3,011 yards and 30 TDs. Jamal lives in Las Vegas with his family who recently welcomed a new born son Micha Lomax.
Bernie played in the bone game all four years of his high school career. He was a 4-year 2 way starter at both the offensive and defensive line, wearing #51. In those 4 years Bernie lead Rancho to 2 victories, one as captain in 1979. After high school Bernie continued playing football at the college level. Currently Bernie is captain of the fire department, where he has been serving for the past 30+ years. In 2015, Bernie returned to Rancho High School to coach the football program.
Not even a loss of power in the stadium could prevent the Las Vegas Wildcats from running all over the Rancho Rams, extending their series unbeaten streak to 23 straight games in this heated rivalry. The Wildcats started strong, putting up 20 unanswered points by halftime. Unfortunately, the lights in the stadium all shut off, and it was soon determined to be a loss of power. The Friday night game was delayed until Saturday, August 25th, at which point the Wildcats resumed their dominance and took home “The Bone.” Final score, Las Vegas 47, Rancho 0.
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