August 26th, 2013
It has been a while since it happened, but Heavener and Poteau met Friday night on the turf at Costner Stadium. This rivalry used to be a staple in LeFlore County, and was just about as even its all-time record will testify. Poteau held a two-win margin over Heavener. The Wolves held the early series edge, but the Pirates ran off 10 wins as the series wained.
The format of the scrimmage was each teams would run a dozen plays. On defense, blitzes were not allowed.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians had their first football scrimmage of the young 2013 season Friday night at John Carter Field, hosting the Gore Pirates.
The junior varsity started the scrimmage with each team running 10 plays each, alternating offense and defense three times. Later, the varsity added some down-and-distance situations which led to some big plays for the Indians.
The Indian defense held the Pirates to 17 yards in the firstÂ seven plays of varsity. Senior linebacker Garrett HowardÂ recorded a sack on the next play for a 2-yard loss.
ARKOMA â€” Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton figured his Mustangs' defensive unit would have a good game, and it did in Friday night's scrimmage against Porum at Mustang Field. However, the offensive unit did not perform as well as he thought it would.
The Panthers scored only once on the Mustangs.
â€śDefensively, I thought we were pretty good,â€ť Weatherton said. â€śWe were a little inconsistent at linebacker. Our defense really had a better game than our offense did.â€ť
PANAMA â€” For the most part, the Panama Razorbacks' outing in their first football scrimmage of the 2013 preseason, a home one Friday night at George Ollie Stadium against Savanna, was pleasing to third-year coach Brandon Ellis.
â€śI thought we got out of it what we wanted to,â€ť he said. â€śWe stayed healthy.â€ť
The Hogs scored three times, all on long scoring runs by three different people. Ryan Shirey took it to the house from 60 yards out, while Donald Lotchleas and Andy Burris each had TD scampers of 70 yards.
Martha Elizabeth Martin, 45, of Bokoshe died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Monroe. Â
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Monroe Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Â
Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
E.G. Falkner, 75, of Howe died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Services were held Monday at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.
According to organizers of the Brave the Mud run held Saturday, about $10,000 was raised to benefit the Women's Crises Services of LeFlore County. Organizers said 422 people entered the race that led them through mud pits, hay bale climbs, rock walls and balance obstacles. Saturday's winners: Male category - first place Chris Pollard, Haworth, Okla; second place Marcus Tubbs, Wilburton; third place B.J. Johnson, Hartshorne. Female category - first place Bailey Bray, Broken Arrow; second place Barbara Johnson, Heavener; third place Vania Williams, Talihina.
The proposed ending of the LeFlore County 911 board has been postponed for another week after commissioners followed the advice of the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office.
During the commissioner's Monday meeting, they discussed passing a resolution disbanding the current 911 board for the commission of a new public trust.
As the Labor Day holiday approaches, many Oklahomans may be planning a trip to one of the stateâ€™s lakes, rivers, or streams to enjoy swimming, boating, canoeing and other water activities. While the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourages Oklahomans to visit the stateâ€™s many natural water bodies, the agency reminds residents to be cautious.
SPIRO â€” It was a battle of the Bulldogs on Thursday night at McClain stadium as Spiro took on Okmulgee in a preseason scrimmage.
Both teams ran 10 to 12 plays against each other, alternating possessions. Later, the teams played a shortened quarter, bringing in downs and distance and some uncontested kicking game duties.
Okmulgee took the first possession. Out of 10 plays, Spiro's defense held the visitors to justÂ two gains of positive yardage, recording four incompletions and a sack by Frankie Solomon.