Archive - Sep 2011
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.
When the Poteau Pirates open District 4A-4 play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium against the Hilldale Hornets, fans are being asked to wear red to have a â€śRed Outâ€ť affect on the visitors. Senior linebacker Marshall Jones believe such a spirit booster does just that.
The Spiro Bulldogs were on the cusp of being 2-1 entering this week's District 3A-8 opener at Idabel.
Instead, a turnover converted into a game-winning field goal by Roland made the Rangers a 10-7 winner to spoil the â€™Dogs' homecoming game last Friday night at McClain Stadium.
The good thing is the players seemingly have put that game behind them and are focusing on the district opener at 7:30 p.m. this Friday on the road against the Warriors.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves ended their regular season in dramatic fashion in Tuesday's home three-way against the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers and the Howe Lady Lions.
The Lady Wolves had a pair of fifth-inning rallies to down Talihina 3-2 and Howe 9-8.
Talihina won the middle game 7-1 over Howe, but no more information on that game was reported.
Spiro 8, Wister 1: In Wister, the Lady Bulldogs (17-7) broke a 1-1 tie with a seven-run fifth inning.
WISTER â€” Caleb Hill's RBI single in the seventh inning lifted the Wister Wildcats to a 13-12 victory over the Red Oak Eagles Tuesday afternoon.