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Piggott looks to make the playoffs in 2015

PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) -

Piggott nearly made the playoffs in 2014. The Mohawks lost a tiebreaker based on point differential despite winning 22-20 the final week of the season against rival Corning. Even though Piggott didn't make the playoffs Head Football Coach Michael Harrell says that last win gave his team a lot of confidence going into 2015. 

Piggott will try to make the playoffs for the first time since 2012. "It's our goal from day one to be practicing on Thanksgiving. That's our big goal," senior running back and linebacker Trace Stallings said. "Win every game. We're not going to come on the field expecting to lose. We're expecting to win. Every game's a district championship. And after that every game's a state championship," senior offensive and defensive lineman Gabriel Gilbee said. 

Piggott graduated some talent at the running back position, but Logan Dixon, Cody Crittenden, Justin Goding all bring 4.5 speed and should be a solid trio in the backfield. The Mohawks also return a strong offensive line and their quarterback Brett Fuller to compliment the running game.

Piggott also boasts a strong fan base that's excited about the improvement of its football team. "Our fans are hungry. They're starving to death for a conference championship," Coach Harrell said.

Harrell returns for his second season as the head football coach and thinks things have improved. "A lot has changed. I've learned a lot. The difference between this time last year and right now is confidence. We know what we're doing now a lot better than we did last year," Harrell said. 

Piggott starts its season at home against Marked Tree on September 4th.

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