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September 25th, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” The stage was set for Arkansas starting quarterback Tyler Wilson and the Hogs to stop a two game-losing streak, and maybe save what's left of their season Saturday night at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
The Razorbacks had the opportunity to come back from a 14-10 halftime deficit, after squandering a 10-0 first quarter lead, but the Hogs let too many scoring chances go by the board and fell to gunslinging Gary Nova and the Knights 35-26.
TULSA â€” For most of the first half â€” even into the third quarter â€” of Saturday night's game between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, it didn't look to good for the home team.
Tulsa quarterback Cody Green had two interceptions returned for touchdowns by the Bulldogs, who led 20-7 after one quarter and had a 26-17 advantage after the second pick-six with 12:33 left in the third quarter.
However, the mark of a good team is to find ways to win, and the Golden Hurricane did just that as they ended up with a 27-26 victory.
Friday night's District 4A-4 opener between the visiting Sallisaw Black Diamonds and the Poteau Pirates at Costner Stadium was billed as the No. 10 game in the state of Oklahoma, and it lived up to that billing.
The Pirates were tied with Sallisaw 21-21 at the end of the first half, but the Black Diamonds increased their defensive intensity in the second half. Also, when the Pirates were in the midst of a promising drive, they made silly mistakes, and had the ball deep in Sallisaw's territory only to make a miscue.
HEAVENER â€” After a disappointing home-opening loss two weeks ago to Hartshorne, the Heavener Wolves have bounced back.
The Wolves won for the second straight week as they opened District 3A-8 play with a 47-17 rout of the Valliant Bulldogs Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
QUINTON â€” Talihina's Golden Tigers scored early and late to take their District A-6 opener 35-14 over the Quinton Savages Friday night.
POCOLA â€” The Vian Wolverines kept rolling Friday night opening up a 62-0 halftime lead on the Pocola Indians at John Carter Field en route to a 68-0 win to open District 2A-6 play.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Razorbacks were hoping that they could have a happy football homecoming Friday night at George Ollie Stadium. That was not the case.
The Wilburton Diggers spoiled homecoming for the Hogs with a 33-21 victory to begin District 2A-6 play.
SASAKWA â€” The good news for the Arkoma Mustangs was they were not mercy ruled as they were a week ago in their home opener against Maud. The bad news for them was they still suffered a loss.
The Sasakwa Vikings handled the Mustangs 64-24 Friday night in District C-4 action.
STIGLER â€” In the latest installment of the Highway 9 battle between the Spiro Bulldogs and the Stigler Panthers, this one went the way of the Panthers.
The Panthers took the District 3A-8 opener from the Bulldogs by a score of 48-16 Friday night.