Archive - Nov 11, 2011 - Sports Article
Tonight's High School Playoff Games
Heavener at Stroud, 7:30 p.m.
Covington-Douglas at Arkoma, 7:30 p.m.
Wister at Howe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Whitesboro at Clayton, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
ARKOMA â€” After last season's return to the Class C playoffs for the Arkoma Mustangs, senior quarterback Christian Davis wanted to make it back there once more. He got his wish as the Mustangs will entertain Covington-Douglas at 7:30 p.m. tonight in an opening-round Class C playoff game at Mustang Field.
â€śIt feels good to get back there again,â€ť he said. â€śIt's been fun, and I'm looking forward to (tonight) â€” I can't stop thinking about it. I have butterflies thinking about it â€” but in a good way.â€ť
ARKOMA â€” History has already been made by the 2011 Arkoma Mustangs football team as it has won nine games for the first time in school history. Now, tonight will have more history made.
The Mustangs (9-1), ranked eighth in Class C, will have their first-ever home playoff game in school history at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Mustang Field against the sixth-ranked Covington-Douglas Wildcats (8-2).
HEAVENER â€” At this time a year ago, the Heavener Wolves had checked in their football equipment since the 2010 season ended at Week 10. That's not the case this year.
The Wolves finished fourth in District 2A-6 to make the playoffs, which makes junior running back Blake Smittle a happy camper.
â€śIt feels good,â€ť Smittle said. â€śIt's the first time for me to be in the playoffs. It's a new experience for most of us. I'm excited for it. I'm ready.â€ť
HEAVENER â€” One goal the Heavener Wolves set out to accomplish this 2011 football season was to make the playoffs â€” and they did.
â€śYou can never overlook the first game (of the season), and all the way up to the last game,â€ť Heavener Coach John Thompson said. â€śYou just have to take them one game at a time. We're one of those teams that made it. We got an extra week of practice. We made the playoffs, and that's a plus right there.â€ť
The 2011 Poteau Pirate Football Banquet will be at 6 p.m. tonight at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Tickets cost $20 per person and can be purchased at Sanders and Sullivan Law Office (323 Dewey Avenue), Warehouse Willy's (300 Dewey Avenue), J-N-B Tire and Lube (2201 North Broadway) and First National Bank in Poteau.
Remaining tickets will also be made available at the door Friday night. Seating is limited.
Former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Paul Thompson will be the keynote speaker.
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The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit at 11 a.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.