Mohawks Make History with Win over Colts

Saturday, October 1, 2016
This photo says it all, as Mohawk coaches Shawn Hearn, Michael Harrell and Walter Rau stand in front of the scoreboard at the storied "Cotton Patch" of the Rivercrest Colts.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Piggott Mohawk football team made history Friday night, becoming the first team from Clay County to beat the Rivercrest Colts. The 27-13 victory was even sweeter, as it occurred on the Rivercrest home field in Wilson. To date, no seventh grade, junior high or senior high team from any of the three county schools had ever beaten the talented Colts. The win also has playoff implications, and highlights Friday night's Mohawk game at Newport. Friday night the Greyhounds beat the talented Walnut Ridge Bobcats, in a battle of new conference foes, 28-8. Meanwhile, Manila also stayed unbeaten in conference with a 24-21 win over Hoxie and Osceola rebounded with a 28-16 win at Corning to continue the Bobcat winless streak.

As for the Rector Cougars, they fell 35-0 to Salem, while EPC downed Midland 40-6 and Earle thumped the short-handed Marked Tree Indians 49-8.

Thursday evening the Junior Cougars kept their winning streak intact, as they pounded Cross County 30-0, after jumping out to a 22-0 halftime advantage. They now move to 5-0. The Junior Mohawks were not as fortunate, as they dropped a lopsided conference game to Rivercrest at Parker Field. Complete details, and a preview of this week's slate of contests, may be found in the Oct. 5, print and online editions of the CCTD.

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