Junior Mohawks Beat WR at Home

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Piggott Junior Mohawk running back Joe Carpenter high-steps his way to a touchdown in last week's home win over Walnut Ridge.
TD photo/Tim Blair

The Piggott Junior Mohawk football team hosted Walnut Ridge last Thursday at Parker Field, and posted a 22-12 win over their visitors. The Tribe got a big night from eighth grader Joe Carpenter, as he carried the load en route to the conference win.

Neither team was able to get on the scoreboard early in the game, with Carpenter scoring the first of his two touchdowns late in the frame on a 63 yard break-away touchdown run. Jason Jeffries added the two point conversion and the Tribe led 8-0.

The tally remained the same throughout the remainder of the first half, and into the third, before Carpenter broke his second long touchdown run-this time carrying it to paydirt from 62 yards out. Again, the two point conversion was good as the Mohawks led 16-0.

Late in the quarter the Bobcats would answer, as they hit on a 16 yard touchdown pass. But, the conversion attempt was no good, as the Tribe led 16-6.

Midway through the fourth quarter the Mohawks would add to the total, as Kyler Smith broke free for a 51 yard touchdown romp. Failing to convert, the Tribe moved to a 22-6 advantage.

On the following drive the Bobcats would get the final score of the game, which came on an 80 yard pass reception and run. Again the point-after attempt was no good, setting the final score.

Carpenter led all rushers with 228 yards on 14 carries, and two long touchdown runs. Meanwhile, Smith finished with 67 yards on seven carries, and a touchdown, and Jeffries had 17 yards on five totes and a pair of conversions. As a team the Mohawks dominated the stats, racking up 327 yards in total offense while holding Walnut Ridge to 164ówith nearly half those yards coming on the late TD.

Thursday night the Tribe will travel to Hoxie for their contest with the junior Mustangs, kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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