Mohawks Close With Rice Bowl Win, Cougars Fall on the Road
Football season is over for the Rector Cougars and Piggott Mohawks, as both squads closed out their campaigns Thursday night.
For the Cougars, and Coach David Hendrix, the season ended with a 32-0 road loss at Marked Tree.
Meanwhile, the Piggott Mohawks and Coach Michael Harrell posted an emotional 22-20 senior night win over the Corning Bobcats at Parker Field, retaining the coveted Rice Bowl trophy for the third year.
After what has been an injury-riddled and disappointing season, the Tribe still had a chance to make the playoffs as the #5 seed if they could be the Bobcats by at least 13 points. But, although they didn't cover the spread, the victory proved to be a sweet one as the two teams battled in one of the most entertaining and hard-hitting games in recent history. Leading the way in the win for the Tribe was senior running back Bradley Stephens, who broke a 92 yard touchdown run on the first Piggott play of the contest. He finished with 239 yards on just eight carries, including another 54 yard TD later in the game. And, credit the Mohawk defense for several big plays and fourth-down stands, as they were led by sophomore standout Bret Fuller with 20 tackles.
The complete report on senior night at PHS, and additional stats and highlights of the games, may be found in the Nov. 12, print and online editions of the CCTD.