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September 12th, 2014
The Bokoshe Tigers football team is essentially starting the season at 0-0, despite losing 46-0 in their home opener last week to county rival Arkoma in a game ended at the 9:54 mark of the third quarter due to the 45-point mercy rule.
The Tigers (0-1) will begin District C-4 play tonight as they entertain the Bowlegs Bison at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
Despite the rough start to the season, the players have been very upbeat as they prepared for the Bison.
The good news for the Spiro Bulldogs was they won last weekâ€™s football season opener 47-40 over Stilwell.
However, the not-as-good news for the â€™Dogs that night was they had to hold on for dear life to get that victory, scoring a touchdown in the final period and keeping Stilwell out of the end zone on four plays inside the Spiro 10.
â€śWeâ€™re proud of the fact that we won, but there are a lot of things that weâ€™re not satisfied with,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śThere was a reason we were in the position we were in. Weâ€™ve got to get those things corrected.â€ť
Thereâ€™s nothing like a strong finish, the Heavener Wolves football team had just that in its season opener last Friday night at Atoka.
Trailing 14-12, the Wolves scored the final 20 points of the game en route to a 32-14 win over the homestanding Wampus Cats.
â€śWe started slow, but we came back out in the second and did what we were supposed to do,â€ť first-year Heavener coach Sam Hembree said. â€śWe were plagued with penalties in the first half, but in the second half, we were a lot cleaner â€” and looked a lot better.â€ť
The Poteau Pirates, last seasonâ€™s Class 4A state runners-up, did not get to start the 2014 season as they would have liked, losing to the Alma [Ark.] Airedales in last Thursday nightâ€™s Hootenâ€™s Classic game at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School.
However, Poteau senior wide receiver/defensive back Dayton Martinez has no doubt the Pirates will bounce back.
â€śIt was very frustrating,â€ť Martinez said about the Alma loss. â€śI think we can do a lot better than that. With all the practice weâ€™ve been doing, itâ€™s helped. I think weâ€™ll come back.â€ť
McALESTER â€” The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams made it 2-for-2 on the season of sweeping their opponent, but it didnâ€™t come easy for the eighth-graders.
Jake Gullickâ€™s 20-yard touchdown with about 60 seconds left to play in the game lifted the Raiders to an 18-14 come-from-behind victory over the McAlester Buffaloes on Tuesday at Hook-Eales Stadium.
The seventh-grade Raiders had little problem in handling the Buffs, winning 32-6.
The Panama Razorbacks football team will look to make it two straight wins to begin the 2014 season Friday night when they entertain the Sallisaw-Central Tigers at 7 p.m. at George Ollie Stadium.
The Hogs opened the season with a 34-6 victory over the Gore Pirates in their home opener last Thursday night. However, it wasn't a win without concerns for coach Brandon Ellis.
The Pocola Indians football team will look to rebound from itâ€™s season-opening loss Friday night against Sallisaw-Central as the Indians will meet the Poteau Pirates junior varsity at 7 tonight at Costner Stadium.
Pocola coach Rick Lang said there were a lot of factors that led to the Indiansâ€™ 48-22 loss to the Tigers.
â€śFirst off, Central is a good ball club, and they beat us in all three phases of the game,â€ť he said. â€śIt was an eye-opener for our kids, but we had a good practice on Saturday and [Monday]. Iâ€™m glad they hit us in the mouth.â€ť
MULDROW â€” The Muldrow Lady Bulldogs got the season sweep of the Poteau Lady Pirates as Muldrow doubled Poteau 8-4 Tuesday afternoon.
It was a carbon copy of Muldrowâ€™s 10-6 victory in Poteau last month. Trailing 4-2 after the Lady Pirates scored four runs in the fifth inning, the Lady Bulldogs erupted for six runs in the sixth inning to snatch away the win.
Howe 5, Arkoma 3: In Howe, the Lady Lions broke a 2-all tie with a three-run sixth inning.
WHITESBORO â€” Whitesboro pitcher Joe Smith struck out 11 Leflore batters as the Bulldogs downed the visiting Savages 10-7 Tuesday afternoon.
Trailing 7-6 in the fourth inning, the â€™Dogs scored four runs in their half of the frame to get the come-from-behind win.
Howe 10, Clayton 2: Tuesday in Clayton, the Lions got a combined four-hitter from James Hill and Jake Lovell.
Hill got the win, pitching the first 5.1 innings with five strikeouts but allowing four hits, while Lovell went the final 1.2 innings with no hits allowed and four Ks.
The Arkoma Mustangs football team will begin a new venture Friday night. The Mustangs will play their first District B-4 game as they will pay a visit on the Gans Grizzlies for a 7:30 p.m. contest.
The Mustangs (1-0) opened the season last Friday night, handling LeFlore County rival Bokoshe 46-0.