High School Football Week One
The three Clay County teams were all in action for week one of the high school football season Friday night, as this year's campaign gets underway.
The Piggott Mohawks were favored on the road at 2A Hazen, and took care of business with a 20-6 win over the Hornets. As for the Cougars, the joy of Thursday night's 22-0 shut out of Piggott at Temerian Field was short-lived, as Rector dropped a 43-8 home decision to the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots. As for the Corning Bobcats, they fell to Melbourne 49-16 in a non-conference game with the Bearkatz. The Cougars have a by-week coming up, and will visit the Mohawks for week three at Parker Field.
Meanwhile, the Tribe is scheduled to host Portageville Friday night in the home opener, in a game which will include special celebrations. Both the 60th anniversary of the filming of A Face in the Crowd, and the upcoming 70th anniversary of the formation of the Mohawk band program, will be marked.
As for Corning, they take on a much-improved Brookland team on the road. This past week the Bearcats got by Cedar Ridge 40-29.