Community Pep Rallies Kick-Off Fall Sports Season
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.
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 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.