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October 13th, 2012
TULSA â€” The Poteau Pirates stood toe to toe with Class 4A's top-ranked Cascia Hall Commandos Friday night. Even though the final score was 24-3, the game henged on two fumbles â€” one that was waved off and one that should have been allowed. The Commandos were the benefactors of both calls. Poteau lost a touchdown in the final quarter as Jace Pitchford appeared to have crossed the goal line only to have the ruling from the officials that he fumbled, with the hosts making the recovery.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs entertained the Heavener Wolves Friday night at McClain Stadium in a renewed LeFlore County rivalry and came away with a 45-28 win in District 3A-8 action.
PANAMA â€” Break out the Panama Razorbacks. The Hogs won for the second straight week as they handled the Quinton Savages 34-6 Friday night at George Ollie Stadium.
Tulsa Cascia Hall 24, Poteau 3
Spiro 45, Heavener 28
Panama 34, Quinton 6
Arkoma 46, Eagle Point Academy 16
Talihina 34, Canadian 6
Hartshorne 40, Pocola 0
As most of you reader know, during the high school football season, the Saturday morning editions are held so we can get the high school football games' stories into that edition.
Next week is Fall Break, and all the games will be played on Thursday night. In my first two years as sports editor of The Poteau Daily News, the decision was made to not hold Friday morning's edition for the games' stories, but wait and publish them on that Saturday's edition.
TULSA â€” Alex Singleton tied a school record with two rushing touchdowns and Tulsa broke things open with a 20-point third explosion en route to a 33-11 victory over Texas-El Paso Thursday night in Conference USA action at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Singleton, who now has 32 career rushing TDs, ran for 96 yards on 21 carries. His scores covered 1 and 10 yards.
Jaâ€™Tarian Douglass was TUâ€™s top rusher with 128 yards on 13 handoffs, with most of the yardage coming on an 81-yard TD run that gave Tulsa a comfortable lead in the third quarter.
Earlier this season, the Arkansas Razorbacks had a shot at No. 1 Alabama. Tonight, the Poteau Pirates will get that opportunity.
The Pirates (4-2, 1-2 in District 4A-4 play) will travel to meet the top-ranked Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos (6-0, 3-0) at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
â€śWe're excited about the game,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach. â€śThere's one of two ways you can take it. You can say, 'Oh, no, it's here,' or you can get excited about the chance to play them. We're excited to get this chance.â€ť
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District 4A-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Fort Gibson 3-0 6-0 +45
It may not be the high school football postseason yet, but it will likely feel like it tonight at Spiro's McClain Stadium.
The Heavener Wolves will visit the Spiro Bulldogs for a crucial District 3A-8 contest, beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
The Wolves (3-3 overall, 1-2 in district play) are coming off a tough loss to the Checotah Wildcats, falling 48-18 last Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
It will be a big District 2A-6 showdown at 7:30 p.m. tonight when the Pocola Indians come calling on the Hartshorne Miners. The winner will take a stronghold on second place in the district.