November 7th, 2013
The adage, â€śThe shortest distance between two points is a straight line,â€ť somewhat holds true Friday night for the Arkoma Mustangs football team.
The Mustangs (5-3 overall, 4-2 in District C-4) can have a home playoff game with a win Friday night against the Webbers Falls Warriors (4-4, 3-3) when they meet for Senior Night at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Field. However, if a loss occurs, then Arkoma's playoff scenario becomes much more complicated.
The only blemish on the Spiro Bulldogs' football season this year was a 32-14 season-opening loss to the Vian Wolverines. The â€™Dogs hope it stays that way tonight.
The Bulldogs (8-1, 6-0 in District 3A-8) will travel to meet the Checotah Wildcats (8-1, 5-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Ogle Field. If Spiro wins, the â€™Dogs will be the district champion outright and get two home playoff games. A loss may deny them a home playoff game altogether.
The Poteau Pirates football team can taste a share of a District 4A-4 crown, and a home playoff game. Both will be achieved tonight if the Pirates (8-1 overall, 5-1 in district play) can knock off the Tulsa Rogers Ropers (3-6, 1-5) when they meet at 7 tonight at Tulsa's S.E. Williams Stadium in the regular-season finale.
The Panama Razorbacks football team went 0-17 from the start of the 2010 season to its Week 8 victory over archrival Pocola in 2011. Now, the Hogs have a shot a piece of the District 2A-6 crown.
The Razorbacks (7-2 overall, 4-1 in district play) will travel to meet Class 2A's third-ranked Vian Wolverines (9-0, 5-0) at 7:30 tonight.
â€śThe kids are excited,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śThey're on a four-game winning streak. They've got a lot of confidence. They're playing better ball right now. We're completely healthy. They're excited about this week.â€ť
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Primitive arms (muzzle loader) season has come and gone, and I did not get to fire a shot from my smoke pole. I did find some good buck signs, so I plan to take my bow out to those areas and try to stick one.
I have to admit that archery is my favorite kind of hunting, and I am excited to get back in the stand with my Mathews. This coming weekend is usually one of the best times to encounter a buck chasing does. If you have the patience to sit all dayâ€¦ these next two weeks will be the time to do it.
A brief blackout in Poteau Thursday morning caused temporary delays for some businesses. Police were unsure what cause the outage that lasted about 10 minutes. Attempts to reach Oklahoma Gas and Electric were unsuccessful.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron High School basketball teams began their seasons Tuesday night at home against Howe, and it was all cats.
The Lions handled the Yellowjackets 73-41, while the Lady Lions did likewise with a 73-35 victory over the Lady Yellowjackets.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs used a strong fourth quarter to enable them to open the season with a 57-40 win over the Smithville Braves on Tuesday night.
Only leading by four points at 35-31 entering the final period, the Bulldogs outscored the Braves by 13 points â€” 22-9 â€” in the fourth quarter to win going away.
Leflore 85, Panola 25: In Panola, the Savages had little problems with the hosts, jumping out to a 22-5 lead after a period.
WISTER â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats got their first win of the young basketball season Tuesday night with a 65-48 victory over the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady â€™Cats (1-1) doubled the Lady Bulldogs 16-8 in the opening period en route to a 27-17 halftime lead.
Leflore 35, Panola 30: In Panola, the Lady Savages (2-0) made it 2-for-2 this season with the road victory.
Smithville 42, Whitesboro 36: In Whitesboro, the Lady Braves (1-1) broke a 25-all tie after three periods by outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 17-11 in the final quarter to spoil Whitesboro's season opener.
There may be no happier camper among the Poteau Pirate football team than senior lineman Jace Akins, who is recovering from an injury suffered a couple of weeks ago.
For starters, the Pirates have eight wins, going for No. 9 Thursday night in a road game against Tulsa Rogers to end the regular season. Plus, the Pirates are going to be a playoff team, regardless of the outcome of Thursday night's game.