Junior Mohawks, Seventh Grade Sweep Hornets

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Junior Mohawk running back Bret Fuller (3) rushes for positive yards in last week's home win over Harrisburg at Parker Field

The Piggott junior and seventh grade Mohawks hosted the Harrisburg Hornets in conference play on Thursday, Oct. 17 and swept their visitors on the night. This marks the final time the two teams will meet as conference foes for the time being, as Harrisburg will be moving up to 4A next season.

Junior Mohawks

Thursday night's junior contest between the Mohawks and the Hornets centered on the number 3. For the Tribe, their big #3, Bret Fuller, led the team in rushing with over 100 yards and accounted for the bulk of the scoring. Meanwhile, Malik Versey of the Hornets, who wears #33, rushed for over 200 yards in the loss and scored both of the Harrisburg touchdowns.

The junior Mohawks got on the scoreboard first, as Fuller scored from 9 yards out with 2:44 to go in the first quarter. The two-point conversion was no good though, and the Mohawks led 6-0. The Hornets answered with just 29 seconds left in the first quarter, as Versey scored from 32 yards out. The two point conversion for the Harrisburg squad was also no good, and the two teams stood tied at 6-6.

The score remained knotted until late in the second quarter, as Versey broke off a 48 yard touchdown run to give the visitor's the lead. This time the two point conversion attempt was good, and the Hornets enjoyed a 14-6 advantage.

But, a short time later the Tribe answered with a score of their own as Fuller took the hand-off from quarterback Hayden Lemmons and ran it in from one yard out. Justin Goding tacked-on the two point conversion, as the Mohawks tied the game at 14-14 at the halftime intermission.

The only score of the second half came with 1:46 to go in the third quarter, as Fuller once again found paydirt--this time from 5 yards out. The talented running back then added the two point conversion, and the final score of 22-14 was reached.

Fuller finished with 104 yards on 15 carries for the bulk of the Mohawks 176 yards in total offense. Meanwhile, Goding had 75 yards on 9 carries for the Tribe and quarterback Lemmons was 0 for 1 passing.

Malik Versey had 201 yards on 20 carries, and accounted for all of the Hornets offensive output. In fact, three runners had negative yards on the game which reduced the Harrisburg team's total offense to just 186 yards despite Versey's 200-plus yard performance.

Seventh Grade

The seventh grade Mohawks easily handled the Harrisburg squad Thursday evening, notching a 28-0 conference win over the young Hornets. Leading the way was Gunner Shaw with 67 yards on just 6 carries.

The Tribe scored their first touchdown with 12:40 to go in the first, on a 35 yard touchdown run. The two point conversion was also good, and the Tribe was up 8-0. They extended the lead with 2:56 to go in the first with a 4 yard touchdown run, and again added the two point conversion to make it 16-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Mohawks got another touchdown with 9:45 to go in the first half from 21 yards out, but this time the pass attempt on the two point conversion was no good and the score stood at 22-0. The final score of the game came on a 48 yard touchdown late in the second, as the final score was reached at 28-0.

On the game the Tribe dominated their visitors, posting 258 yards in total offense to just 48 for the Hornets.

The seventh grade and junior high teams will be on the road for their final two games, visiting Hoxie this Thursday, Oct. 24 and closing out the season at Corning on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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