Archive - Sports Article
October 14th, 2011
For those who attended last Friday night's District 2A-6 game at John Carter Field between the homestanding Pocola Indians and the visiting Talihina Golden Tigers, they saw a pretty exciting game â€” won by Pocola 34-33.
But those fans in attendance, they got to notice something different, not truly related to the game. John Carter Field's football stripes were painted pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month â€” in fact, the â€śGâ€ť at the north end zone's goal line is still pink, albeit a faded pink.
It was a rough week for my Poteau third-grade Bandit League football team, but it's been a fun time.
Three of our four teams will be in action Saturday in Stilwell, with the sixth-grade game beginning at 2 p.m., followed by the third-grade contest at 3 p.m. and the fourth-grade game at 4 p.m. There will not be a fifth-grade contest this week. The sixth-graders will put their undefeated streak on the line as they have not lost a game in their Bandit League careers.
Last week, the Poteau Pirates got a big District 4A-4 win as they celebrated homecoming with a 24-0 win over the Stilwell Indians at Costner Stadium.
â€śEspecially after the last three weeks, we needed it (the win over Stilwell),â€ť Poteau Coach Jeff Broyles said. â€śAnd I liked the way in which we did win. We really felt like we really dominated the game. I was pleased.â€ť
BROKEN BOW â€” It was a â€śKeyâ€ť victory for the Poteau Pirate freshmen football team Tuesday night, as in Jordan Key.
Key rushed for three touchdowns, scored on a two-point conversion and helped the defensive unit out in a 20-14 victory over the Broken Bow Savages at Memorial Stadium.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams split their home games with Broken Bow Tuesday night at Costner Stadium.
The eighth-grade Raiders posted a 33-8 rout of the Savages, but the seventh-graders fell 30-16.
Friday is opening day for the 2011 youth gun hunt. I know of a bunch of kids who have been looking forward to this day for quite a long time. Iâ€™ve got a full agenda for the weekend that includes my boys and some of my ball players.