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October 15th, 2011
TALIHINA â€” Heavener Coach John Thompson said the key for his Wolves to pull off the upset in Friday night's District 2A-6 game against the Talihina Golden Tigers at Doc Robinson Stadium was to score first â€” and have a positive start to the game. He got his wish.
The Wolves took advantage of a turnover and scored on their first two possessions of the contest to pull off the upset over the Golden Tigers by a score of 28-13.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs took another step in their quest for a District C-4 championship Friday night remaining undefeated and mercy ruling the Midway Chargers 86-36 at home.
SPIRO â€” On one hand, Friday night's District 3A-8 game between the Seminole Chieftains and the Spiro Bulldogs at McClain Stadium probably should have been more lopsided than it was.
Seminole is a good passing team, and it seemed like Spiro was running a zero coverage on the back end of its defense. At least three times, a Chieftan was running free and simply let the ball fall through their hands.
VIAN â€” The Vian Wolverines kept the Panama Razorbacks winless as they posted a 57-7 victory Friday night in a District 2A-6 contest.
HARTSHORNE â€” The Hartshorne Miners struck late in the game to pull out a 24-19 victory over the Pocola Indians in a District 2A-6 contest Friday night.
Trailing late in the fourth quarter, the Miners (6-1, 3-0 in district play) scored to snatch the win away from the Indians (4-3, 1-3).
The Heavener High School cross country teams will begin their postseason this afternoon as they will run in the Class 3A Regional Meet at noon in Coweta.
The top seven teams will automatically qualify all their runners to next weekend's Class 3A State Meet at Shawnee's Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center. After those runners are taken out of the mix, the next highest seven boy and girl runners who aren't on the top seven teams will also make state as individuals.
The Reed-Williams Insurance team (no names of the team members were provided) won the first flight title in Friday afternoon's Sans Bois CASA Charity Golf Tournament at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The team's score was a 56.
The foursome of Jim Bo Holstead, Buzz Glover, Joe Davidson and Billy Terry won the second flight championship with a score of 65. The quartet donated their winnings back to the organization.
The Heavener Wolves and the Talihina Golden Tigers are both looking to return to the win column, although only one will as they face each other at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Doc Robinson Stadium.
The Wolves (1-5, 0-3 in district play) lost their third straight game, losing 20-7 to the Wilburton Diggers at Harvey Stadium.
The Arkoma Mustangs football team is in the driver's seat in District C-4, but the road is about ready to be lined with some speed bumps.
â€śThere's still three teams there â€” Midway, Webbers Falls and us â€” who are still undefeated in the district,â€ť Arkoma Coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śWe'll be playing among us for the next couple of weeks. It's a big game for us. I think if we win this one, we'll have a good chance to host a playoff game. It ought to be a great football game with a large crowd â€” for a Class C game.â€ť
With a two-game winning streak under their belts, the Spiro Bulldogs will try to do something no one has this season â€” knock off the Seminole Chieftains at 7:30 p.m. tonight at McClain Stadium.
â€śThey're undefeated, big and sound,â€ť Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said. â€śThey don't make mistakes. They're well coached. They do everything right. They don't make mistakes. Right now, they're the ideal team to have.â€ť
The Bulldogs (3-3, 2-1 in District 3A-8) are in a three-way tie for second place in the district with Stigler and Eufaula, one game behind the Chieftains (6-0, 3-0).