Community Pep Rallies Kick-Off Fall Sports Season

Thursday, August 24, 2017
The annual Rector High School community pep rally was held Thursday, Aug. 24, in the RHS gym. A large crowd packed the gym for the occasion, as fall athletes and band members were introduced. Speaking to the crowd (above) is Garrett Groves as the seniors and freshmen football players each had a chance to address those in attendance. The RHS band was also in attendance and entertained the crowd.
TD photo/Tim Blair

Both PHS and RHS kicked-off the fall sports season last week by holding their annual community pep rally, and both were well-attended. On Thursday evening there was a sea of blue in the RHS gym, as the Cougar football teams and band were introduced. The following night PHS hosted their rally, introducing golf players, tennis players, volleyball players and the football teams.

The high school football season is slated to begin Tuesday, Aug. 29, across the state of Arkansas with a handful of contests. Among them will be the Rector Cougars road contest at the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.

On Thursday, Aug. 31, the Rector Junior Cougars will make the short trip to Piggott to take on the Junior Mohawks in their annual non-conference rivalry game. Kickoff at Parker Field is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Mohawk fall sports was highlighted at the annual PHS Community Pep Rally on Friday, Aug. 18. Members of the tennis, golf, volleyball and football teams were introduced to a large crowd of supporters. The PHS Marching Mohawk Band was also a big part of the program, which included a special performance by the drum line. The evening closed with the introduction of the seventh grade, junior high and senior high football Mohawks by Coach Michael Harrell. All three teams of the Tribe are pictured returning to their seats.
TD photo/Tim Blair

The following night, Friday, Sept. 1, the Mohawks will begin their campaign with a home contest against the Hazen Hornets. As with the other contests, kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The Cougar junior and senior teams have an open date in week two, while the junior Mohawks will also have a week off before visiting Osceola.

On Friday, Sept. 8, the Mohawks will be on the road at Portageville for a non-conference game with the Bulldogs.

The Marching Mohawk drum line put on a spectacular show at the annual community pep rally.
TD photo/Tim Blair

The following week the junior Cougars will visit Salem on Thursday, Sept. 15. The next evening, Friday, Sept. 16, the senior Cougars will host the Mohawks at Temerian Field in their annual cross-county rivalry game.

Complete details may be found in our annual football preview which may be found in the Aug. 30, edition of the CCTD.

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