Mohawks Tie Panthers in Season Opener

Friday, September 6, 2013
Members of the Piggott Mohawk football team for 2013 include, from left: Front-Bradley Stephens, Trace Stallings, Logan Dixon, Mason Rahn, Aaron Massey, Caleb Welborn, Braden Brewer, Caleb Benbrook, Austin Murray and Kenneth Crist. Second row-Michael Massey, Andrew Roberts, Richard Shaw, Landon Williams, Teddy Gregory, Eli Smith, Garrett Cook, Nick McKinnie, Seth Lacey and Bryan Samples. Third row-Nick Haywood, Gabe Gilbee, Hunter Massey, Hunter Neely, J.P. Vavak, R.J. Smith, Tyler Peters, Adam Risinger, John Daniel Beck and Dylan Johnson. Back-manager Joey Simpson, Drayton Holmon, Ben Jones, Nick Harris, Justin Clifford, Nathan Gookin and manager Jimmy Robertson.

The Piggott Mohawks and the Yellville-Summit Panthers played to a 30-30 tie Friday night in Yellville, as both squads start their season at 0-0-1.

The Tribe led 16-14 at the half, but gave up the tying touchdown and two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. The Mohawks then pushed the ball downfield on the running of Nick Haywood, but the bruising running back was stuffed on fourth and goal at the Panther three.

The Piggott defense then did their part, forcing the home team into a similar fourth down with less than a minute to play--and making the stop to avoid the loss.

The final Mohawk drive also sputtered, as quarterback Austin Murray was unable to connect on three straight pass attempts. Haywood got the nod on the final play, with just three seconds left, but the Panthers held on to insure the tie.

Next Friday the Mohawks will visit the Brookland Bearcats in another non-conference game. This week the Bearcats pounded Brinkley by a final of 54-43.

All the details may be found in the Sept. 11, edition of the CCTD.

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