Archive - Sep 23, 2011
A true-scrimmage like contest will take place for the Bokoshe Tigers tonight as they welcome Eagle Point Christian Academy to town for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff in a non-District C-4 contest.
The Tigers (0-3) are trying to get Tyler Massey his first win as their new coach.
The Heavener Wolves are 1-2 after three games, losing their last game 50-0 last Friday night on the road against Paris, Ark.
â€śThey were way too much for us,â€ť Heavener Coach John Thompson said. â€śIt was a non-district game. You want to win every game, but it's not something that counts (toward district standings). They were a very good ball club. They're ranked No. 1 in Class 3A in Arkansas. They were very good. Our kids knew that. The good thing was we came out of the game healthy.â€ť
The Panama Razorbacks will hope to end a 13-game losing streak, and in the process make it a Happy Homecoming for everybody, when they entertain the Wilburton Diggers in the District 2A-6 opener at 7:30 p.m. tonight at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śWe're excited,â€ť first-year Panama Coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śThe kids are excited. Being homecoming week, it's been a short week, anyway. I hope we overlook homecoming as a distraction, and start getting ready for Wilburton.â€ť
The Pocola Indians are on a six-game winning streak, dating back to Week 8 of last season. They won last week 15-14 in come-from-behind fashion to down the Quinton Savages. It was a game Pocola Coach Rick Lang described as a â€śstatement win.â€ť
â€śThese kids made the plays to win the game when they needed to,â€ť Lang said. â€śWe had injuries, adversity and everything thrown at us for four quarters. We won the game in the fourth quarter, and our kids made the plays. Our kids wanted it. It was a statement win. We're 3-0, and I think our kids wanted to be 3-0 going into the Vian game.â€ť
With the quirk among schedules for District 2A-6, each team is guaranteed four non-district games.
The luck for the Talihina Golden Tigers is they get to get another non-district game under their belts before entering district play. They will play that last non-District 2A-6 contest at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Antlers.
With Week 4's arrival, most of the LeFlore County teams are now entering district play. The only exception is Talihina, which won't do so until next week. Bokoshe is playing non-district foe Eagle Point Christian Academy, but has played two District C-4 games among its first three games this season.
Poteau will be in its District 4A-4 opener with Hilldale at Costner Stadium, while Spiro will get District 3A-8 play started with a road game at Idabel.
Two special guests will
be in town Friday to participate
in a tailgate party for
Poteau Pirates and their
University football players
Paul Thompson and Larry
Birdine will be at Costner
Stadium Friday afternoon
during a tailgate party hosted
by Oklahoma Healthcare
Solution. The two Sooners
played together during the
2003-05 seasons with several
bowl games under their
belt. Thompson, who graduated
from High School in
Texas chose the Sooners
over the University of Texas
and relocated for the start of
his college career. Although
Students enrolled in Freshman Orientation at CASC got creative on Wednesday
with a photo of themselves with a campus police officer they needed as part of a scavenger hunt to help familiarize them with the campus. The students had to take photos of themselves with people and things from around campus to earn points in the hunt.
For most of us Wednesday was just that, Wednesday,
the 21st day of September. But for Kirk Smalley,
Wednesday was the 496th day without his child.
Smalley spent the day talking to students in our area
so that no other family has to spend their days counting
the days since the last time they saw their child smile or
heard their child laugh. Smalleyâ€™s 13-year-old son, T.J.,
killed himself in 2010 because of a bully at school.
Since his death, Smalley and his wife have spent their
life savings to try and prevent another child from doing