November 13th, 2013
HOWE ‚ÄĒ It took a while, but the Howe Lions took control of the game and downed the McCurtain Bulldogs 79-32 Tuesday night at the Howe Gym.
The game was close early as the Lions (4-0) led 16-11 after a quarter, but stretched their advantage to 30-19 at halftime.
However, in the third quarter, the Lions clawed the ‚ÄėDogs, using a 27-7 third quarter for a 57-26 lead going into the final period.
HOWE ‚ÄĒ The Howe Lady Lions had little problem in improving to 4-0 Tuesday night at the Howe Gym, handling the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 85-28.
The Lady Lions raced out to a 24-10 lead after a period and never looked back.
Buffalo Valley 60, Whitesboro 36: In Whitesboro, the Lady Buffaloes roamed out to an 18-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Kinta 39, Leflore 32: In Kinta, the Lady Eagles took advantage of a cold-shooting fourth quarter by the Lady Savages (3-1) who ‚Äúcouldn't throw it in the ocean,‚ÄĚ Leflore coach Daniel Caldwell said.
ARKOMA ‚ÄĒ While the Arkoma Mustangs have been a playoff team before, they have never won a football playoff game before.
That could change Friday night as the Mustangs (6-3) entertain the Timberlake Tigers (6-4) at 7:30 p.m. in a Class C opening-round playoff contest.
‚ÄúI wouldn't even know how to say it,‚ÄĚ senior Darion Brumfield said about the emotions a Friday night victory would create. ‚ÄúI would be proud of myself to have been a part of it.‚ÄĚ
PANAMA ‚ÄĒ As freshmen and sophomores, the eight senior Panama Razorback football players endured a 17-game losing streak ‚ÄĒ going winless as freshmen and not winning until Week 8 of the 2011 season with a win over archrival Pocola. Now, the Hogs are in the postseason for the second straight season. Last year when the Razorbacks traveled to meet the Okemah Panthers, the Class 2A playoffs were brand new. Not anymore.
Cameron 58, Wister 47
Howe 79, McCurtain 32
Whitesboro 75, Buffalo Valley 48
Leflore 61, Kinta 41
Wister 55, Cameron 52
Howe 85, McCurtain 28
Buffalo Valley 60, Whitesboro 36
Kinta 39, Leflore 32
GREENWOOD, Ark. ‚ÄĒ For the second straight season, the sixth-grade Poteau Bandit League football team went through undefeated at 10-0 ‚ÄĒ as the team did so a season ago as fifth-graders going 9-0. However, this time it took a late score, and a bit of trickery, to get the second title.
Mason Barcheers ran for a 6-yard touchdown and Wade Hall kicked the conversion with 1:32 left in the game as the sixth-graders defeated Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., 14-6 Saturday afternoon to win the Bandit Bowl.
Technically, the Poteau Pirates are tri-champions of District 4A-4 with Tulsa Cascia Hall and Sallisaw. The Pirates got a big boost from one of their archrivals, the Black Diamonds, on Friday night. Their win over Fort Gibson threw the race into a three-way tie. The Pirates had the tie breaker due to district points as they outdistanced Cascia Hall and Sallisaw, who finished as the second- and third-seeded teams, respectfully.
Thursday night, the Pirates traveled to S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa, where they faced the Tulsa Rogers Ropers.
Franch "Red" Johnico, 84, of Talihina died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina.
Services will beheld at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Talihina Schools Little Theater. Burial will be in Choctaw Veterans Cemetery, Tuskahoma, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Two decisions facing the Poteau Chamber Board of Directors remained in limbo after their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
A recent offer by the City of Poteau to enter into contract with the chamber, which would take over management of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, was somewhat resolved but still on hold after action by the board. Questions about the legalities of the agreement ‚ÄĒ such as any impact the partnership might make upon the chamber's 501(C)6 tax status ‚ÄĒ needed to be answered after the previous meeting.