Junior Football Update
The Piggott Mohawks thoroughly dominated their cross-county rivals from Corning last Thursday, pounding the young Bobkittens at Parker Field, Meanwhile, the junior Cougars made the long trip to Salem, and fell in a tight 2A-3 contest.
The Piggott Junior Mohawks rebounded from a disappointing non-conference loss at Paragould the previous week on Thursday, pounding their cross county rivals from Corning 46-0 to begin 3A-3 play. The Tribe got multiple touchdowns from Gunner Shaw, as he rushed for 150 yards on 8 carries, along with scores from Mason Tillman and Trey Gossett. On the defensive side of the football, Piggott's Dylan Bellers had a long touchdown run after stripping the Corning ball carrier, and taking it to paydirt.
The Mohawks dominated both sides of the football, racking up 360 yards in total offense while limiting their visitors to a total of just 21 yards (12 passing and 9 rushing).
In addition to the outstanding game by Shaw, Tillman had 127 yards on 8 carries and Gossett had 38 yards on 4 carries, and was 1 for 2 passing for 17 yards. Leading the defensive effort for the Tribe was Luke Boyd, with six solo tackles.
With the victory the Junior Mohawks extend their record to 2-1, and 1-0 in conference play.
The seventh grade Mohawks also took their contest with Corning, which was played prior to the junior high game.
The Junior Mohawks will be back in action this Thursday, Sept. 24, as they host the Osceola Seminole in conference play at Parker Field. The seventh grade game is scheduled to kick-off at 5:30 p.m. with the junior high game to follow at 7.
The Rector Junior Cougars fought hard against Salem last Thursday, in conference football action, but fell 8-0.
Fullback Kale Hardin was injured on the first play of the game and missed the rest of the contest. "We struggled the rest of the game," coach Dave Hendrix said. "Trying to re-position really messed us up. After the half we got it together, but our offense needs some work."
The Cougars gave up only 12 yards throughout the game but during the second half a blocked punt allowed the Greyhounds to punch one in from the seven-yard line.
"We should've won this game with the yards allowed, but once we were off we just never got our offense going," Hendrix said. "We have got to get our offense rolling."
The Junior Cougars are back in action with a conference game at home at 7 p.m. Thursday against East Poinsett County.