High School Football Update, Week Seven

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Mohawk captains Bret Fuller, Trevon Allen and Justin Goding meet the Manila captains at mid-field, prior to the Tribe's homecoming win over the Lions Friday night.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

It was a big week in junior high and high school football across the region, as the season swings into the late stages. And, local fans have a lot to be excited about, as the Piggott Mohawks posted a big conference win for homecoming and the Junior Cougars remained unbeaten and poised to set a new school mark for excellence.

Thursday night the Rector Junior Cougars remained undefeated with a 30-0 win at Marked Tree. It marks the eighth straight win for the team, dating back to last season's finale, and moves the squad to 7-0. Thursday night they'll visit Midland, with the chance to become the first undefeated Rector team--junior or senior high, in school history.

The Junior Mohawks also posted a win on Thursday night, traveling to Manila and beating the Lions 22-18. The junior squad hopes to build on the come-from-behind win this Thursday as they host Walnut Ridge.

Friday night the Piggott Mohawks made another big step toward hosting the first round of the 3A state playoffs with a 21-20 overtime win over Manila at Parker Field. The two squads thrilled the homecoming crowd with a physical contest, and went to overtime knotted at 14-14. The Mohawks drew first blood, and added the PAT, which left it up to their talented defense. The Lions moved to the three yard line on first down, and then were stuffed on three straight plays to preserve the victory for the Tribe. They'll be on the road Friday night at Walnut Ridge in another key contest.

As for the Cougars, they hosted Cross County at Temerian Field for homecoming and fell 35-8. The boys in blue are slated to visit EPC Friday night in 2A-3 conference play.

Complete details, stats and more may be found in the Oct. 19, print and online editions of the CCTD.

Friday night's scores included--in 3A-3 action it was Newport over Corning 55-0, Hoxie beat Osceola 50-42 and Rivercrest downed Walnut Ridge 28-20. Meanwhile, in 2A-3 play Earle pounded Midland 61-0 and Salem squeaked by EPC 28-24.

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