October 14th, 2011
The Arkoma Mustangs football team is in the driver's seat in District C-4, but the road is about ready to be lined with some speed bumps.
â€śThere's still three teams there â€” Midway, Webbers Falls and us â€” who are still undefeated in the district,â€ť Arkoma Coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śWe'll be playing among us for the next couple of weeks. It's a big game for us. I think if we win this one, we'll have a good chance to host a playoff game. It ought to be a great football game with a large crowd â€” for a Class C game.â€ť
With a two-game winning streak under their belts, the Spiro Bulldogs will try to do something no one has this season â€” knock off the Seminole Chieftains at 7:30 p.m. tonight at McClain Stadium.
â€śThey're undefeated, big and sound,â€ť Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said. â€śThey don't make mistakes. They're well coached. They do everything right. They don't make mistakes. Right now, they're the ideal team to have.â€ť
The Bulldogs (3-3, 2-1 in District 3A-8) are in a three-way tie for second place in the district with Stigler and Eufaula, one game behind the Chieftains (6-0, 3-0).
For the past six weeks, Class 2A's fourth-ranked Vian Wolverines have handled the opposition. For Week 7, the opposition will be the Panama Razorbacks at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Vian.
The Razorbacks (0-6, 0-3 in District 2A-6) will look to end their 16-game losing streak in tonight's game against the Wolverines (6-0, 2-0). First-year Coach Brandon Ellis said his team is going to do nothing any different than in the previous six weeks.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians ended their two-game losing streak in dramatic fashion last Friday night at John Carter Field with a thrilling 34-33 upset win over the Talihina Golden Tigers.
For those who attended last Friday night's District 2A-6 game at John Carter Field between the homestanding Pocola Indians and the visiting Talihina Golden Tigers, they saw a pretty exciting game â€” won by Pocola 34-33.
But those fans in attendance, they got to notice something different, not truly related to the game. John Carter Field's football stripes were painted pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month â€” in fact, the â€śGâ€ť at the north end zone's goal line is still pink, albeit a faded pink.
It was a rough week for my Poteau third-grade Bandit League football team, but it's been a fun time.
Three of our four teams will be in action Saturday in Stilwell, with the sixth-grade game beginning at 2 p.m., followed by the third-grade contest at 3 p.m. and the fourth-grade game at 4 p.m. There will not be a fifth-grade contest this week. The sixth-graders will put their undefeated streak on the line as they have not lost a game in their Bandit League careers.
Last week, the Poteau Pirates got a big District 4A-4 win as they celebrated homecoming with a 24-0 win over the Stilwell Indians at Costner Stadium.
â€śEspecially after the last three weeks, we needed it (the win over Stilwell),â€ť Poteau Coach Jeff Broyles said. â€śAnd I liked the way in which we did win. We really felt like we really dominated the game. I was pleased.â€ť