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ANTLERS â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers slogged though a sluggish first half plagued by penalties and unconverted opportunities, failing to score and really having no opportunities.
Coach Kelly Gravitt's halftime talk must have worked, because the Golden Tigers staged a come back to outpace the Bearcats for a 32-13 victory.
HARTSHORNE â€” The Heavener Wolves had to wait an extra week before getting a chance to start their 2013 football season, but it didn't begin the way they had hoped.
The Wolves were totally dominated by the Hartshorne Miners, who won 42-6 Friday night.
PANAMA â€” A week ago, the Panama Razorbacks opened their 2013 season with a 34-0 rout of the Gore Pirates at George Ollie Stadium.
Friday night at the same site, things were totally different as the Hogs fell 40-12 to the Roland Rangers.
For the second straight week, the Poteau Pirates staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback to seal the deal against the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers by the score of 43-40 Friday night at Costner Stadium.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs faced the Bokoshe Tigers Friday night in the District C-4 opener among LeFlore County's 8-man football rivals at Mustang Field. The Mustangs built a 34-6 halftime lead and never looked back going on to a 66-28 victory.
POCOLA â€” Things were about as completely opposite as could be for the Pocola Indians football team Friday night at John Carter Field.
After losing a 23-20 game in last week's season opener to Tulsa Regent Prep due to nine turnovers, things went about as smooth as possible in a 73-29 rout of the Haileyville Warriors.
There will be one thing for sure when Spiro's football team travels to meet Muldrow in a 7:30 p.m. contest tonight. The Bulldogs will get their first win of the season. The only question which won't be answered until about late news time tonight is which Bulldogs.
Spiro (0-1) is coming off a 32-14 loss to the Vian Wolverines in a game which was close for about a half.
Things could not have started much better than they did for the Talihina Golden Tigers football team Friday night as they blasted the Wilburton Diggers 70-22 at Doc Robinson Stadium in the season opener.
â€śWe were awesome on offense,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śWe made our blocking assingments. We were physical and got after it. Our defense was sound. They did a great job, and it was a great opener. They didn't look like it was a Week 1 game. They looked sharp. It was a good game for us.â€ť
On Sept. 5, I went to Dr. Scott Clark's office to get some lab work done to make sure I'm in peak condition.
I was out in the parking lot, and I was looking at this nice ol' 1983 Kingfisher bass boat that was parked in the lot. It looked brand spanking new. I couldn't believe how new it looked. I was rubbing my hand across the carpet in a daze when I walked into Mike Sullivan, who said, â€śIsn't that a nice one? I used to have one just like her!â€ť
It will be hard to match what happened last Friday night in the season opener for the Poteau Pirates football team. For the second straight year, they rallied from a deficit to down the Durant Lions, this time in double overtime by a score of 43-42 at Costner Stadium.
â€śIt was wild,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śIt's one of those games that's highly emotional. It was definitely a crazy way to start things.â€ť
Such a win can do wonders for a team. Luckily it was the Pirates who won such a contest last week.