Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
MUSKOGEE â After being on an eight-game winning streak from Week 2 until the regular-season finale, back-to-back losses brought an end to the football season for the Spiro Bulldogs on Friday night at Hornet Field.
The homestanding Hilldale Hornets stung the Bulldogs 32-7 in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs to end Spiro's season at 8-3.
Poteau 48, Cleveland 7; Next: vs. Clinton.
Hilldale 32, Spiro 7
Okemah 26, Panama 21
Talihina 47, Stratford 7; Next: vs. Hominy.
Arkoma 70, Timberlake 24; Next: at Shattuck.
Both the Poteau Pirates and the Cleveland Tigers earned their playoff slots last week. The Pirates claimed the District 4A-4 title and were awarded the No. 1 seed, while the Tigers ended up with the fourth slot from District 4A-3.
The Pirates pounced all over the Tigers early and often as they jumped out to a 27-0 lead at intermission and then extended that lead to 48-7 for the final score.
Leflore 73, Pittsburg 55
Smithville 78, Wister 64
Pittsburg 69, Leflore 47
Smithville 50, Wister 38
Cameron 84, Hartford, Ark., 41
Red Oak 37, Whitesboro 30
Cameron 45, Hartford, Ark., 34
Red Oak 62, Whitesboro 25
For the first time in four seasons, there's going to be an 11th game for the Poteau Pirates football team.
The Pirates (9-1) will entertain the Cleveland Tigers (5-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates sealed up a home playoff game in last week's 44-14 road win over the Tulsa Rogers Ropers at S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa.
SPIRO â All the Spiro Bulldogs had to do last week was beat the Checotah Wildcats on their own Ogle Field grass, and the âDogs would have had a nine-game winning streak â and be the District 3A-8 champions. None of that happened as the âCats won 43-28, and knocked the Bulldogs into the No. 3 seed â and a road playoff game at 7:30 tonight against the Hilldale Hornets in Muskogee.
I moved to Poteau on Veterans Day in 1977. The first thing I did was eat an âArlieâ burger from the A&M Food Market. I loved them, and I was hooked on them for life.
The Poteau Pirates clinched a playoff berth with a win over Muldrow a couple of weeks ago. Since that hasn't happened for this senior class, that achievement was a special one.
âIt feels great to be in the playoffs, especially since we worked so hard,â senior lineman Jesse Gollihare said. âWe've prepared ourselves all year for this moment.â
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team wrapped up a perfect regular season and a District A-6 title Friday night with a 48-8 rout of the Gore Pirates. Make no mistake, the Golden Tigers (10-0) are pleased with both goals being accomplished.
However, that's all good, but now it's time to focus on the Class A playoffs, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Stratford Bulldogs (6-4) at Doc Robinson Stadium.