Football Scrimmages Held, Season at Hand

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Piggott Junior Mohawk Sky Wright (26) (above) takes the hand-off from Michael Parker (2), and looks for running room against a tough Hazen defense in scrimmage play at Trumann Friday night.(TD photo/Anthony Cossey)

The high school football season is at hand, set to begin with junior high action tonight, Thursday, Sept. 1, as the Cougars host the Mohawks.

Friday evening the Mohawks will be on the road at Hazen for a non-conference game, while the Cougars will host Palestine-Wheatley at Temerian Field.

Mohawk fans visiting Hazen will have about a three hour drive, as it is 154 miles from Piggott. Best route is south on 49 to I-40 in Brinkley, then west to the Highway 11/63 exit north of Hazen. Travel south to the edge of the city, and you should see the football field to the right. Turn west on Crowly Street, at the Dollar General, and take either the second or third right (Water Street or Prairie Street) to the field. The bleacher capacity is similar to Parker Field, but some may want to bring lawn chairs as a precaution. There also appear to be rice fields adjacent to the field, so mosquito spray is also in order.

Andrew Carter fights for yardage for the Rector Cougars in action Thursday night in a scrimmage game at Corning. Carter scored the Cougars' only touchdown late in the contest on a pass from Hunter McNeely as Corning prevailed, 34-8. Rector opens the regular season at 7 p.m. Friday at Temerian Field against Palestine-Wheatley. (TD photo/Ron Kemp)
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