Archive - Sep 2011
The Brandon Ellis Era for Panama High School football did not start the way all Razorback fans would have liked, losing 44-6 to Spiro Sept. 1 at McClain Stadium.
Tonight, however, the Hogs (0-1) hope home-field advantage will help as they welcome the Roland Rangers to town for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śIt's always good to play at home,â€ť said Ellis, who is in his first season after coaching at Gore. â€śIt's going be a big home opener for us. We anticipate a big crowd. We had a great crowd at Spiro. Playing at home is a lot better atmosphere.â€ť
Pocola Football Coach Rick Lang was hoping to continue his Indians' winning streak, which started during Week 8 of last season. The Indians came through with a 43-14 rout of Tulsa Regent Prep last Friday night at John Carter Field to win their fourth straight game dating back to the final three weeks of the regular season in 2010.
â€śWe had a good outing,â€ť Lang said. â€śI love to start with a win. We didn't know what to expect. They're an upstart program. They'll be much improved next year. Our kids came out and did what we expected to do. We executed our plays.â€ť
The Bokoshe Tigers football team will try to get new coach Tyler Massey his first win tonight. If it happens, it will be at a very opportune time for the Tigers.
Bokoshe will open District C-4 play tonight against the Midway Chargers at 7:30 p.m. in Council Hill.
The winner of tonight's game will be in a multiple-team tie for first place, along with the winners of tonight's Prue-Arkoma game and Claremore Christian-Maud game â€” the other two District C-4 contests.
The Talihina Golden Tigers opened the 2011 season with a 31-7 win on the road over the Haileyville Warriors last Friday night. The win was pleasing in a lot of ways for Talihina Coach Kelly Gravitt.
For LeFlore County high school football, most of the eight teams posted wins on opening week.
Week 1 began with Spiro beating Panama last Thursday night, then Poteau, Pocola, Talihina and Arkoma also won their openers Friday night.
Heavener, Panama and Bokoshe will seek their first wins this Friday night.
But the season just got tougher for Arkoma and Bokoshe, who are both in District C-4. Being 8-man teams, their districts are larger than the normal eight-team district â€” such as Poteau's District 4A-4 and Spiro's District 3A-8.
The Boys and Girls Club of Alma, Ark., will have its â€śFall Challenge on the Arkansas Riverâ€ť Bass Tournament From 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fort Smith (Ark.) Park. The entry fee is $80 per boat. There will be $5,000 of prize money to be awarded â€” guaranteed. For additional information, call Rick Clark at (479) 459-0798.
When the Poteau Pirates defeated the Checotah Wildcats 38-35 last Friday night at Costner Stadium, among the happy players was senior defensive back Jesse Woodson.
â€śIt was good,â€ť Woodson said. â€śWe came out, and we played hard. We gave it all we had.â€ť
Woodson had a good reason to be happy. His interception in the waning seconds sealed the deal for Poteau.
SALLISAW â€” Most coaches will take a .750 winning percentage, and that was the percentage of Poteau Bandit League success in the season openers Saturday night.
The Poteau fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teams all posted victories, while the Black Diamonds took the third-grade game.
The Poteau sixth-grade team won 36-0 as Kale Barcheers scored three touchdowns and Jamison Shackleford and Seth Ryan each had a TD.
Poteau took the fifth-grade contest 20-0 behind a touchdown apiece from Josh Smith, Christian Scott and Tylor Word.
PANAMA â€” Panama pitcher Taylor Eaves threw a four-hit shutout as the Lady Razorbacks downed the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 4-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Wister 10, Bokoshe 0; Wister 4, Talihina 3: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats (12-8) got a no-hitter from Katelen Morgan (1-0) as she fanned five batters in the three-inning, run-rule victory over the Lady Tigers.
In Wister's victory over Talihina, Morgan used her bat to decide the game as her two-out, solo home run in the fifth ended the game.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team won for the eighth time in their last 10 games as they posted a pair of home wins Monday, beating the Howe Lions 2-1 and the McCurtain Bulldogs 10-3.
Cameron 12, Crowder 4: In Canadian, the Yellowjackets (11-5) jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Then, after the Demons cut the deficit to 4-2 in the third inning, the â€™Jackets erupted for six runs in the third inning to take a 10-2 lead after three innings.
Whitesboro 18, Panola 10: In Panola, the Bulldogs (7-8) rallied from a 10-9 deficit with a nine-run seventh inning to get the come-from-behind win.