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Hoxie's Adam Madden picks up yards as he is pursued by several Piggott defenders during the Mustangs' final home game of the season Friday night. Hoxie came out on top 27-18.
Submitted Photo ~ Robert Warden

Mustangs stampede Mohawks

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The Hoxie Mustangs defeated the Piggott Mohawks 27-18 Friday on senior night at Crider Field.

Alex Ward scored first for the Mustangs on a four-yard run with 9:26 to play in the first quarter. Brad Cook added the PAT for a 7-0 lead.

The Mustangs answered again with 5:09 to play in the first quarter on a 24-yard run by Chris Troutman. Cook's PAT was good again, to make the score 14-0.

Piggott scored on a 78-yard run by T.J. Harris with only 19 seconds left in the first quarter. The Mohawks' PAT was no good, leaving the score 14-6.

After a scoreless second period, Piggott scored on a three-yard run by Michael Ely with 6:27 left in the third quarter. The two-point conversion failed and the Mohawks still trailed 14-12.

The Mustangs scored with 9:21 left in the final quarter of play with a four-yard run by Jeff Johnson. The PAT kick was good by Cook, to put the Mustangs ahead 21-12.

Piggott cut the Hoxie lead to 21-18 at 6:12 in the fourth quarter on a 32-yard run by Harris. The PAT was unsuccessful.

The Mustangs added their final score at :38 of the final quarter on a 19-yard run by Ward. The two-point conversion try was no good, making the final score 27-18.

On offense for the Mustangs, Ward rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns on 17 attempts. Troutman had nine attempts for 54 yards and one touchdown. Cook had nine attempts for 49 yards, and Johnson had 11 attempts for 32 yards and one touchdown.

On defense, Cook had 15 tackles, Ward had 14 and Derek Johnson had 13. Weston Gates had 11 tackles, Tyler Thompson had 10, and Troutman and Johnson each had nine tackles. Jeremiah Dauck had seven tackles and a sack, and Byron Stocker had five tackles.

"I was extremely proud of our effort Friday night. I thought we played extremely hard and with a tremendous amount of passion the whole night. Piggott had a very good football team and I was proud we were able to keep our playoff hopes alive and give our seniors a final victory at home. I would like to thank everyone who braved the elements Friday to help us to a big win," said Mustang head coach Tom Sears.

First National Bank players of the week are Gates and Troutman on offense, Johnson and Dauck on defense and Adam Madden and Cook on special teams.

Hoxie travels to Hughes on Thursday for the final regular season game. The game will start at 7 p.m.

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