September 26th, 2014
Something will have to give tonight when the Spiro Bulldogs entertain the Roland Rangers for the District 3A-8 opener at 7 p.m. at McClain Stadium. Both teams enter at 3-0.
â€śWeâ€™re looking forward to it,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śItâ€™s a big game. I expect a packed house. Itâ€™s our first district game. A loss will probably make you end up second or third, maybe fourth. We canâ€™t afford to have a loss.â€ť
The Bulldogs have beaten Stilwell (47-40), Muldrow (35-14) and Haskell (42-28). Still, Bunch believes his team has yet to put it all together.
The Talihina Golden Tigers (3-0), ranked second in Class A, passed a big test last Friday night in Del City, beating Christian Heritage Academy, which was then ranked eighth in Class 2A, by a score of 42-28.
â€śIt was a big ball game,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śWe were down at halftime. Our kids never quit or gave up. It was like a heavyweight fight. They hit us in the mouth, and we hit them in the mouth. We had a couple of turnovers in the first half, but we came out in the second half and took care of the ball â€” and that was the difference in the game. Iâ€™m proud of them.â€ť
For the Heavener Wolves football team, it may have seemed like tonightâ€™s District 3A-8 opener against the Eufaula Ironheads was never going to get here.
Tonightâ€™s 7 p.m. district opener and homecoming game at Harvey Stadium will be the home opener for the Wolves, who were supposed to have been home in Week 2 against Vian but had to have the game moved there since the track at Harvey Stadium was still under construction.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The president of the Oklahoma PTA has joined in calling for the resignation of state school Superintendent Janet Barresi.
Jeffery Corbett said Friday that Barresi "has continued to erode the relationship between the State Department of Education and the school boards, administrators, teachers and parents of Oklahoma's public schools."
Corbett's call comes a day after State Board of Education member Leo Baxter and Republican state Rep. Jason Smalley both called for Barresi to resign.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.
Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says police are waiting until the 30-year-old man is conscious to arrest him in Thursday's attack and have asked the FBI to help investigate after co-workers at Vaughan Foods told authorities that he recently started trying to convert several employees to Islam.
Ranch Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., GC3 Arena 23980 Kerr Mansion Road. Info: (918) 649-3905.
Fourth Friday Singing, 6:30 p.m., First Step of Faith, Poteau. Singers, musicians, listeners, hand clappers and foot tappers welcome.
Fall revival, 7 p.m., Calvary Missionary Baptist church, 1000 No. Paul Mathies Drive.
Grace Cottage's Triple H Hills, Healing and Hope 5k Walk/Run, 9 a.m. Grace Cottage, 311 N. Witte.
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Two teams looking to rebound from early-season losses will meet tonight at John Carter Field when the homestanding Pocola Indians welcome the Warner Eagles to town for a 7 p.m. contest.
The Indians (0-3) lost 14-6 to Quinton last Friday night in their home opener, which was the first game of a four-game homestand for Pocola.
The Arkoma Mustangs will try to get back to their winning ways and end a two-game District B-4 losing streak tonight in a district road contest against the Weleetka Outlaws at 7:30 p.m.
The Mustangs (1-2 overall, 0-2 in district play) have lost two straight district contests â€” 48-42 to Gans and 48-0 to Dewar â€” after opening the season with a 46-0 victory over Bokoshe.
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To Get There â€” Take Oklahoma Highway 9A to Oklahoma Highway 9. Take Highway 9 west to Dustin. Take Oklahoma Highway 84 north to Weleetka.
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District B-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Keota 2-0 3-0 +30
One just never knows what will pick a team up. In the case of the Panama Razorbacks, it likely was last Friday night's 36-28 overtime road win at Warner after the Hogs were down 28-6 at halftime.
â€śIt was a huge win for us,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śIt's just a win on the scoreboard, but it was a big mental win for us.â€ť
The real season will begin tonight as the Razorbacks (2-1) will visit the Antlers Bearcats (2-1) in the District 2A-6 opener. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.
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To Get There â€” Take U.S. 271 south to Antlers.