Archive - Oct 2011
Tickets are now on sale
for the first main headline
event at the Donald W.
Center on November 5
and Director Candace
Martin couldnâ€™t be more
The Bluzmen, the ultimate
Tribute artists starring
Eric Martin and Carmen
Romano are bringing the
blues to Poteau.
The Blues Brothers
were an American phenomenon!
Brothers were first introduced
to the masses by
Dan Aykroyd and John
Belushi as a satirical musical
sketch on Saturday
Night Live. The untimely
death of Belushi in 1982
left a void in everyoneâ€™s
Ever since there have been trucks
and mud, people have been combining
the two for sport and recreation.
This yearâ€™s Balloonfest is no exception.
On Saturday, October 22, the
Poteau Balloonfest will play host to
AMMP Motorsportsâ€™ Third Annual
Rumble on the River mud race. The
event features the top ten mud racers
in the United States tearing through
four different 300-foot-long mud pits
including â€śThe Swamp Pitâ€ť, a six
foot deep mud pit that has never
before been bested. The Swamp Pit
at the Poteau Balloonfest is only the
third such pit constructed for professional
The 2011 Poteau High School Homecoming football royalty, McKensey Matlock
and escort Marshall Jones, share a the traditional homecoming kiss before Poteau's
homecoming football game Friday against The Stilwell Indians.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians showed grit, guts and determination Friday night beating their district rivals, the Talihina Golden Tigers, 34-33 in a District 2A-6 thriller on homecoming at John Carter Field.
The game winner came when Devon Johnson hit Colton Hamm for a 22-yard touchdown catch with eight seconds remaining left to play. Cody Young's conversion was good for the deciding point.
For the past three weeks, the Poteau Pirates have drawn a trio of thoroughbreds in Gravette, Ark., Hilldale and Tulsa Webster. That trio of teams were launching passes from all over the field, and, in most cases, they were being answered.
MAUD â€” The Arkoma Mustangs are now in the driver's seat in the District C-4 race. The Mustangs ended up mercy ruling the Maud Tigers 62-14 to set themselves up for a pivotal district contest at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at home against Midway.
HUGO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs won for the second straight week as they posted a 30-12 win over the Hugo Buffaloes Friday night.
BOKOSHE â€” The Bokoshe Tigers welcomed the Prue Rockets to town for a District C-4 game Friday night, and suffered a 34-0 shutout.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves hung tough, but they suffered a 20-7 loss to the Wilburton Diggers in District 2A-6 action Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
The Diggers (4-2 overall, 3-0 in district play), winners of four straight, scored 14 points in the opening period, but the Heavener defense held strong the rest of the first half.
The lone score for the Wolves (1-5, 0-3), losers of four straight, was a 57-yard touchdown pass reception by Shaun Bradley to cut the deficit to 13-7, but that was as close as the Wolves got.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Razorbacks will have to wait another week to try to get their first win of the season, and snap their now 16-game losing streak.
The Hogs suffered a 59-7 loss to the Hartshorne Miners in a District 2A-6 game Friday night at George Ollie Stadium.