November 17th, 2013
MUSKOGEE â After being on an eight-game winning streak from Week 2 until the regular-season finale, back-to-back losses brought an end to the football season for the Spiro Bulldogs on Friday night at Hornet Field.
The homestanding Hilldale Hornets stung the Bulldogs 32-7 in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs to end Spiro's season at 8-3.
Poteau 48, Cleveland 7; Next: vs. Clinton.
Hilldale 32, Spiro 7
Okemah 26, Panama 21
Talihina 47, Stratford 7; Next: vs. Hominy.
Arkoma 70, Timberlake 24; Next: at Shattuck.
Both the Poteau Pirates and the Cleveland Tigers earned their playoff slots last week. The Pirates claimed the District 4A-4 title and were awarded the No. 1 seed, while the Tigers ended up with the fourth slot from District 4A-3.
The Pirates pounced all over the Tigers early and often as they jumped out to a 27-0 lead at intermission and then extended that lead to 48-7 for the final score.
Leflore 73, Pittsburg 55
Smithville 78, Wister 64
Pittsburg 69, Leflore 47
Smithville 50, Wister 38
During the first induction of students from Poteau Upper Elementary into the Elementary National Honor Society, 78 students took the stage during ceremonial proceedings.
PDN photo by Aimee Duncan
Two seminars regarding identity theft and internet security are to be held at the new Patrick Lynch Public Library.
Speaking is Elaine Dodd, a fraud specialist with the Oklahoma Bankers Association and a veteran of law enforcement. Dodd will address topics such as identity theft, debit and credit card fraud, current online scams, internet safety and much more. Protection for senior citizens, who are often the targets of such scams, also will be discussed.
Cameron 84, Hartford, Ark., 41
Red Oak 37, Whitesboro 30
Cameron 45, Hartford, Ark., 34
Red Oak 62, Whitesboro 25
For the first time in four seasons, there's going to be an 11th game for the Poteau Pirates football team.
The Pirates (9-1) will entertain the Cleveland Tigers (5-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates sealed up a home playoff game in last week's 44-14 road win over the Tulsa Rogers Ropers at S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa.
SPIRO â All the Spiro Bulldogs had to do last week was beat the Checotah Wildcats on their own Ogle Field grass, and the âDogs would have had a nine-game winning streak â and be the District 3A-8 champions. None of that happened as the âCats won 43-28, and knocked the Bulldogs into the No. 3 seed â and a road playoff game at 7:30 tonight against the Hilldale Hornets in Muskogee.
I moved to Poteau on Veterans Day in 1977. The first thing I did was eat an âArlieâ burger from the A&M Food Market. I loved them, and I was hooked on them for life.