Archive - Oct 9, 2011 - Sports Article
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians showed grit, guts and determination Friday night beating their district rivals, the Talihina Golden Tigers, 34-33 in a District 2A-6 thriller on homecoming at John Carter Field.
The game winner came when Devon Johnson hit Colton Hamm for a 22-yard touchdown catch with eight seconds remaining left to play. Cody Young's conversion was good for the deciding point.
For the past three weeks, the Poteau Pirates have drawn a trio of thoroughbreds in Gravette, Ark., Hilldale and Tulsa Webster. That trio of teams were launching passes from all over the field, and, in most cases, they were being answered.
MAUD â€” The Arkoma Mustangs are now in the driver's seat in the District C-4 race. The Mustangs ended up mercy ruling the Maud Tigers 62-14 to set themselves up for a pivotal district contest at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at home against Midway.
HUGO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs won for the second straight week as they posted a 30-12 win over the Hugo Buffaloes Friday night.
BOKOSHE â€” The Bokoshe Tigers welcomed the Prue Rockets to town for a District C-4 game Friday night, and suffered a 34-0 shutout.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves hung tough, but they suffered a 20-7 loss to the Wilburton Diggers in District 2A-6 action Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
The Diggers (4-2 overall, 3-0 in district play), winners of four straight, scored 14 points in the opening period, but the Heavener defense held strong the rest of the first half.
The lone score for the Wolves (1-5, 0-3), losers of four straight, was a 57-yard touchdown pass reception by Shaun Bradley to cut the deficit to 13-7, but that was as close as the Wolves got.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Razorbacks will have to wait another week to try to get their first win of the season, and snap their now 16-game losing streak.
The Hogs suffered a 59-7 loss to the Hartshorne Miners in a District 2A-6 game Friday night at George Ollie Stadium.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” There's one group of people standing between the Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team and the Class 2A state championship â€” the Oktaha Lady Tigers.
The Lady â€™Backs and the Lady Tigers made it to the Class 2A State Tournament championship game Saturday afternoon.
â€śI went one time for the state title, and got the silver glove,â€ť Panama Coach Grant Ralls said. â€śThis time, we want to go home with the gold glove. We have a shot at it. Oktaha beat us 1-0 with three starters gone. We're going to get after it. We're ready.â€ť
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team almost did the miraculous in staving off elimination three times to get to next week's Class 4A State Tournament. But in the end it was just too much to ask.
After routing Stilwell 13-0 in the loser's-bracket final of the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon, the Lady Pirates beat Fort Gibson 6-1 in the first title game, but lost 10-3 in the if-game to see their season end at 29-7.
EDMOND â€” The postseason run for the Wister Wildcats baseball team came to a screeching halt Thursday afternoon.
The Wildcats suffered a 5-1 loss to the Amber-Pocasset Panthers in the Class A State Tournament quarterfinals at Edmond Memorial High School.
The Wildcats' season ends at 21-4.