Junior Mohawks Too Much For Junior Cougars

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Rector's Joseph Baker (1) finds little running room in action last Thursday night at Piggott.
TD photo/Tim Blair

The Piggott Junior Mohawks prevailed over the Rector Junior Cougars on Thursday, Aug. 28, as the two non-conference foes renewed their longtime rivalry. Playing before a large crowd at Parker Field, the Tribe avenged last year's loss at Temerian Field with a 36-6 decision. Providing much of the firepower for the home team was freshman Michael Parker, as he rushed for over 200 yards and scored four touchdowns in the win.

The early going of the contest remained fairly close, as neither team could mount a sustained offensve drive. But, the second quarter was a different story for the Mohawks, as Parker scored the first two of his touchdowns. The first came on a five yard run with 5:35 left in the first half, although the two point conversion was no good. He scored the second of the quarter on a 45 yard run with 1:48 to go in the first half, with quarteback Brandon Seal adding the two point conversion on the keeper to make it 14-0.

The Cougars also got on the scoreboard in the second quarter, scoring their lone touchdown of the night. It came with 26 seconds left in the half on a 46 yard pass from Joseph Baker to Landon McClung. The boys in blue then lined up for the two point conversion, but came up short to set the score at 14-6 at the break.

The Mohawks wasted no time adding to their tally in the third quarter, as Parker broke a 46 yard touchdown run at the 6:48 mark. Seal added another two point conversion, and the score moved to 22-6.

With 4:37 to go in the game Parker would add one more touchdown, this time from 21 yards out. Adding the two point conversion was Tanner Dixon as the score moved to 30-6.

Subbing freely down the stretch, the Mohawks would add one more touchdown as Logan Ralph broke free for a 39 yard scoring run. The conversion attempt was no good, and the final score was set.

Parker led all rushers with 205 yards on 10 carries; while John Ford Hendrix paced the Cougar offense with 42 yards on 15 totes.

Rector also got 32 tough yards on 13 carries from Baker and 15 yards on 5 carries from McClung.

Trent Stevens had 57 yards on 5 carries for the Mohawks; Ralph had 41 on 5 carries; Dixon had 42 yards on 10 carries; Seal had 5 yards on 3 carries and A.J. Riley had one carry for four yards.

Total offense went to the Mohawks 354 to 109.

Both teams are off this week, with the junior Mohawks returning to action at home against Corning on Thursday, Sept. 14 and the Junior Cougars visiting Salem.

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