Rjay Tagataese threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jackson III on the second play of the game for the Desert Pines football team against host Mojave, and the Jaguars never looked back in a 71-0 victory.
Tagataese hooked up with Braden Thomas for a 4-yard touchdown on the second Desert Pines possession, helping the Jaguars remain undefeated. Later, he threw a 52-yard scoring strike to Deandre Moore.
By the time Darrius Stewart had a 9-yard touchdown run, Desert Pines led 37-0. And it was still in the first quarter, signaling a running clock for the remainder of the game against winless Mojave.
The schedule gets tougher next week for Desert Pines, which hosts Legacy (5-3) for homecoming.