November 4th, 2012
PANAMA â€” The Panama Razorbacks football team wasn't quite in the playoffs with last week's home win over archrival Pocola. It took two Wilburton losses last week and Friday night to ensure a Hogs' trip to the postseason, since the Razorbacks lost their home finale 54-0 to No. 1 Vian on Friday night at George Ollie Stadium.
The Diggers lost last week to Hugo, then lost in their rivalry game with the Hartshorne Miners on Friday night to solidify Panama's trip to Okemah next week to begin the Class 2A playoffs.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians were hoping to enter next week's Class 2A playoff game out Stroud with a win Friday night. It didn't happen as Mountainburg, Ark., came to John Carter Field and left 54-19 victors.
WEBBERS FALLS â€” For the last two seasons, the Arkoma Mustangs football team has ended the season with a playoff loss. In 2012, there was no playoff game, but the season still ended with a loss.
The Mustangs closed out the year with a 62-22 loss to the the Webbers Falls Warriors on Friday night.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers wanted to rebound from last week's humiliating 33-6 loss on the road against Savanna. They did so in fine fashion on Senior Night on Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium by handling the Gore Pirates 63-42 to clinch the runner-up spot in District A-6 and a home playoff game at 7:30 p.m. next Friday against the Wewoka Tigers.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs came back from a 10-0 first-quarter deficit Friday night at McClain Stadium, pulling away from the Checotah Wildcats for a 26-18 come-from-behind win.
The Bulldogs (6-4 overall, 5-2 in District 3A-8) ended up in third place in the district, and will travel to meet the Hilldale Hornets at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in Muskogee.
EUFAULA â€” The Heavener Wolves football team wanted to have its second five-win season in a row. The Wolves got it, but it didn't come easy as they outlasted the Eufaula Ironheads 49-42 in Friday night's season finale.
Going into the final game, the Poteau Pirate coaches knew that the Tulsa Rogers Ropers were a team of freshmen and sophomores only, and Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach, made it quit clear in the pre-game speech that he want the seniors to have a fun night. It was obvious from the very beginning that he was going to call the plays that would put the seniors in favorable positions to score in the 2012 regular-season finale Friday night at Costner Stadium.
WISTER â€” The Wister Wildcats got things going in the right direction to get the 2012-13 season going as they defeated the Leflore Savages 59-48 Friday night at the Wister Gym.
Howe 64, Smithville 49: Friday night in Howe, the Lions, who lead 19-13 after a period, outscored the Braves 14-6 in the second quarter to take a 33-19 lead at halftime.
WISTER â€” The 2012-13 season got off to a good start for the Wister Lady Wildcats as they handled the Leflore Lady Savages 48-14 Friday night at the Wister Gym.
Howe 58, Smithville 27: Friday night at Howe, the Lady Lions jumped out to an 11-4 lead, but had the deficit cut to 23-18 at halftime.
However, Howe outscored Smithville 18-7 in the third quarter to take a 41-25 lead into the final period.
Whitesboro 46, Battiest 12: Thursday night at Battiest, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-0 lead after one period and never looked back.
Women of Poteau First United Methodist Church
are shown serving lunch Friday during the United
Methodist Womenâ€™s Fall Festival. Besides the luncheon,
the festival featured a bake sale and vendor
booths. The well-attended annual event is the
groupâ€™s major fundraiser in support of local and
PDN photo by Kim Ross