Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
McALESTER â€” The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams made it 2-for-2 on the season of sweeping their opponent, but it didnâ€™t come easy for the eighth-graders.
Jake Gullickâ€™s 20-yard touchdown with about 60 seconds left to play in the game lifted the Raiders to an 18-14 come-from-behind victory over the McAlester Buffaloes on Tuesday at Hook-Eales Stadium.
The seventh-grade Raiders had little problem in handling the Buffs, winning 32-6.
The Panama Razorbacks football team will look to make it two straight wins to begin the 2014 season Friday night when they entertain the Sallisaw-Central Tigers at 7 p.m. at George Ollie Stadium.
The Hogs opened the season with a 34-6 victory over the Gore Pirates in their home opener last Thursday night. However, it wasn't a win without concerns for coach Brandon Ellis.
The Pocola Indians football team will look to rebound from itâ€™s season-opening loss Friday night against Sallisaw-Central as the Indians will meet the Poteau Pirates junior varsity at 7 tonight at Costner Stadium.
Pocola coach Rick Lang said there were a lot of factors that led to the Indiansâ€™ 48-22 loss to the Tigers.
â€śFirst off, Central is a good ball club, and they beat us in all three phases of the game,â€ť he said. â€śIt was an eye-opener for our kids, but we had a good practice on Saturday and [Monday]. Iâ€™m glad they hit us in the mouth.â€ť
MULDROW â€” The Muldrow Lady Bulldogs got the season sweep of the Poteau Lady Pirates as Muldrow doubled Poteau 8-4 Tuesday afternoon.
It was a carbon copy of Muldrowâ€™s 10-6 victory in Poteau last month. Trailing 4-2 after the Lady Pirates scored four runs in the fifth inning, the Lady Bulldogs erupted for six runs in the sixth inning to snatch away the win.
Howe 5, Arkoma 3: In Howe, the Lady Lions broke a 2-all tie with a three-run sixth inning.
WHITESBORO â€” Whitesboro pitcher Joe Smith struck out 11 Leflore batters as the Bulldogs downed the visiting Savages 10-7 Tuesday afternoon.
Trailing 7-6 in the fourth inning, the â€™Dogs scored four runs in their half of the frame to get the come-from-behind win.
Howe 10, Clayton 2: Tuesday in Clayton, the Lions got a combined four-hitter from James Hill and Jake Lovell.
Hill got the win, pitching the first 5.1 innings with five strikeouts but allowing four hits, while Lovell went the final 1.2 innings with no hits allowed and four Ks.
The Arkoma Mustangs football team will begin a new venture Friday night. The Mustangs will play their first District B-4 game as they will pay a visit on the Gans Grizzlies for a 7:30 p.m. contest.
The Mustangs (1-0) opened the season last Friday night, handling LeFlore County rival Bokoshe 46-0.
Last season, if there was one team, other than Cashion or Ringling in the Class A playoffs, that gave the Talihina Golden Tigers a scare, it was the Antlers Bearcats, who ended up losing 32-13 to Talihina. However, it was anything but a cakewalk.
STILLWATER â€” The good news about last Saturday afternoon's home opener for the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium was they won, beating Missouri State 40-23. However, fans could tell the Pokes weren't as sharp as they looked in the season-opening 37-31 loss to No. 1 Florida State the week before.
The Poteau freshmen football team will have to wait a while to begin their season.
The Pirates had their Monday night season opener against Broken Bow canceled, and it will be made up as a part of a doubleheader with the junior varsity next Monday at Broken Bow's Memorial Stadium.
The freshmen will play at 6 p.m., followed by the JV at 7:30 p.m.
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” Three of the four Bandit League teams posted season-opening wins in last weekend's four-game set with Fort Smith Catholic.
The sixth-grade team posted a 20-6 victory, the fifth-graders a 22-0 win and the fourth-grade a 30-0 victory. The only setback was a 13-7 win by FS Catholic in the third-grade game.