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October 29th, 2014
The Panama Razorbacks are on the verge of doing something that hasnâ€™t been done in a while, secure a home playoff game.
The Hogs (6-2 overall, 3-1 in District 2A-6) will travel to play the Liberty Tigers (0-8, 0-4) at 7 p.m. Friday. If the Razorbacks win out, they will be the district runners-up and be home for the opening round of the playoffs.
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District 2A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Hartshorne 5-0 7-1 +68
Vian 3-1 5-3 +37
Panama 3-1 6-2 +17
Antlers 3-2 5-3 +28
Pocola 1-3 2-6 -32
Wilburton 0-4 0-8 -60
Liberty 0-4 0-8 -58
The Heavener Wolves were shorthanded Friday night when they lost 46-14 to the Spiro Bulldogs at McClain Stadium.
â€śWe played like a bunch of kids without experience,â€ť first-year Heavener coach Sam Hembree said. â€śAt times we played well, but then there were times when we didn't. I know we're probably not ready to play Friday, but we'll get there.â€ť
The Wolves (2-8) will need to be ready as Class 3A's sixth-ranked Beggs Golden Demons (7-1) will come to town for a 7:30 p.m. Friday game at Harvey Stadium.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau Pirates freshmen and Pansy Kidd Middle School seventh-grade Raiders posted road wins over the Sallisaw Black Diamonds on Monday at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium. The Pirates routed the Black Diamonds 34-6, while the Raiders posted a 28-0 shutout.
However, the eighth-grade Raiders lost 14-6 to the Black Diamonds.
The three teams will end their seasons with road games Thursday against Fort Smith [Ark.] Trinity. Games will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The season ended for the Poteau Bandit League's sixth-grade team as the locals lost 44-24 to Spiro in the opening round of the league playoffs Saturday at Costner Stadium.
While the season ended for the sixth-graders, the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teams will begin their postseason next Saturday at Costner Stadium after receiving first-round byes. The third-graders will meet Spiro at 5 p.m., followed by the fourth-grade squad against Van Buren [Ark.] Green at 6:15 p.m. and the fifth-grade team playing Van Buren Green at 7:30 p.m.
The Talihina Golden Tigers, ranked second in the Class A Poll, will look to continue their winning ways Friday night when they travel to meet the Porter Consolidated Pirates at 7 p.m.
The Golden Tigers (7-0 overall, 4-0 in District A-6) celebrated homecoming last Friday night, routing the Quinton Savages 54-12 at Doc Robinson Stadium.
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District A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Sallisaw-Central 4-0 8-0 +60
Talihina 4-0 7-0 +60
Savanna 3-1 5-3 +30
Quinton 2-3 4-4 -15
Warner 1-3 2-6 -30
Porter Consolidated 1-4 1-7 -53
Gore 0-4 0-8 -52
STILLWATER â€” Not even a homecoming crowd of 59,124 Saturday afternoon at Boone Pickens Stadium could help the Oklahoma State Cowboys get out of their offensive, or lack thereof, funk.
The Pokes only scored one offensive touchdown in Saturdayâ€™s 34-10 home loss to the 22nd-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers.
That offensive touchdown for the Pokes (5-3 overall, 3-2 in Big 12 play) came with 8:34 left before halftime as Teddy Johnson caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Daxx Garman to cut the deficit to 14-10. That offensive TD is the only one for the Cowboys in the last 10 quarters.
One issue Arkansas had going into its homecoming game against Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium was the hope of reviving its running game.
It had flourished in September, including a win at Texas Tech and an overtime loss to Texas A&M, but struggled the previous two weeks in Southeastern Conference losses to Alabama and Georgia.
SHAWNEE â€” While Heavener cross country athletes Barbara Johnson and Frank Cruz did not win state titles, they did place in Saturdayâ€™s Class 3A State Meet at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center.
Johnson finished 34th with a time of 13:42.27, while Cruz was 56th with a time of 19:26.44.
TULSA â€” Poteauâ€™s Kandace Standridge won the 800-meter run state title at last springâ€™s Class 4A State Meet. Next weekend, sheâ€™ll have a shot at another state title.
Standridge grabbed the third out of seven individual berths to next weekendâ€™s state meet by finishing 10th in Saturdayâ€™s Class 4A Regional Meet at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. She had a time of 14:04.01.
A lot of times, weâ€™ll look at a schedule to see who our favorite teams are playing. Afterwards, we then look at the dates of those games. How many of you happened to notice that the Week 9 high school football games for Friday night will be played on Halloween?
Thatâ€™s right, itâ€™s going to be a spooky night of high school football for the eight LeFlore County high school football teams. Hopefully, our fans will get â€śtreated,â€ť not â€śtricked,â€ť with favorable outcomes.