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BOKOSHE â€” The good news for the Bokoshe Tigers is they played a much better football game in Friday nightâ€™s District C-4 opener against the Bowlegs Bison at Tiger Stadium than the week before against Arkoma in the season opener.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, they still came up short as they lost in overtime 28-20 to the Bison.
The Tigers tied the game at 20-all on a 31-yard run by Christian Stroup.
GANS â€” The Arkoma Mustangs, who made history last football season by winning the schoolâ€™s first-ever playoff game, had a chance to make some more history Friday night in their District B-4 opener against the homestanding Gans Grizzlies. Unfortunately, the Mustangs couldnâ€™t close the deal.
The Grizzlies, who trailed 42-32 entering the final period, scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally for a 48-42 victory over the Mustangs.
The Mustangs still had a chance to down the Grizzlies, but Arkoma fumbled the ball at the Gans 10 with about two minutes to play.
If Poteau was to stay in the game, the Pirates had to perform at their max level. One major factor in the game would have to be the Pirates were issued 13 penalties for 106 yards. Instead of going 10 yards for first downs, most of the time they faced first-and-big yard.
The host Van Buren [Ark.] Pointers scored four second half touchdowns to post the 41-8 victory.
SPIRO â€” After a brief 1-point deficit in the first quarter, Spiro jumped ahead to lead Muldrow 28-7 at the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Spiro added seven more points on a 62-yard run by D.T. Neal about a minute into the final period. Muldrow added a late TD on a 5-yard run by Logan Collins and a Chris Anderson extra point, leaving Spiro on top at the end in a 35-14 victory.
TALIHINA â€” Last season, the Antlers Bearcats almost upset the Talihina Golden Tigers in Antlers. The 2013 Class A state semifinalists made it clear Friday night that it wasnâ€™t going to happen again.
The Golden Tigers dominated the Bearcats 52-14 in their home opener at Doc Robinson Stadium.
Editorâ€™s note: Talihina Correspondent Calvin McClain contributed to this story.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Razorbacks were second away from overtime, but there were too many seconds for the visiting Sallisaw-Central Tigers to have a chance at a win.
The Tigers led only once in Friday nightâ€™s game at George Ollie Stadium, and that came with 10 seconds left in regulation as a 2-yard touchdown run gave Sallisaw-Central a 26-20 win over Panama.
VIAN â€” The Vian Wolverines lost to last yearâ€™s Class 2A state champion Davis last week, and they took out their frustrations on the Heavener Wolves.
The Wolverines blanked the Wolves 35-0. Nothing more was reported on the game.
The loss dropped the Wolves to 1-1. Heavener will stay on the road next week with a 7:30 p.m. Friday game against former Poteau assistant coach Rob Johnsonâ€™s Muldrow Bulldogs.
Mother Nature played a trick on both teams, giving them a cold drizzle all game long, helping both teams to have numerous fumbles and errors handling the ball. The Indians were dealt a devastating blow as Senior De'Aundre Wilkins left the game late in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
The Poteau Pirates junior varsity saw three true freshman rise in value, Juan Martinez, Matthew Alvardo and Jamison Shackleford, as they all appeared skilled and matured beyond their tender age.
The non-Poteau fast-pitch softball teams and the five county fall baseball teams found out Friday afternoon where they will be going for their respective district tournaments when postseason play begins in a couple of weeks.
Both Class 3A softball teams, Heavener and Spiro, will be district-tournament hosts. The Lady Wolves, who went to the Class 5A Slow-Pitch State Tournament in May, will entertain the Stigler Lady Panthers, while the Lady Bulldogs will welcome the Roland Lady Rangers to town.
INDIANOLA â€” The good news for the Leflore Lady Savages is they will play for the title of the Indianola Tournament. The bad news is they will have to wait a week in order to do so.
The Lady Savages beat Wilson (Henryetta) 2-0 and Pittsburg 5-4 on Thursday to reach the tournament finals.
However, Fridayâ€™s rain canceled the last half of the weekend event. The Lady Savages will have to wait until next Saturday to play for the championship.
Red Oak 8, Panama 0; Tahlequah 9, Panama 2: In Red Oak, the Lady Razorbacks suffered a pair of losses in a three-way.