November 9th, 2013
CHECOTAH â€” The Spiro Bulldogs just had to win, and they were going to be District 3A-8 champions and have two home playoff games.
None of that is going to happen now as they suffered a 43-28 loss to the Checotah Wildcats on Friday night at Ogle Field to see their eight-game winning streak snapped.
The loss ended up putting the â€™Dogs (8-2, 6-1) as the third-seeded team from the district, meaning a road game against the Hilldale Hornets at 7:30 p.m. next Friday to begin the Class 3A playoffs.
Arkoma 48, Webbers Falls 24
Pocola 28, Mountainburg, Ark., 18
Talihina 48, Gore 8
Eufaula 15, Heavener 7
SW Covenant 50, Bokoshe 0
Checotah 43, Spiro 28
Howe 70, Wister 35
Leflore 67, Clayton 39
Whitesboro 69, Kinta 47
Cameron 78, McCurtain 50
Howe 66, Wister 33
Leflore 59, Clayton 42
Whitesboro 44, Kinta 31
McCurtain 48, Cameron 45
TULSA â€” The Poteau Pirates were challenged by coach Greg Werner in the pregame huddle to come out with intensity and put the Tulsa Will Rogers Ropers away as quickly. He warned that the Ropers had nothing to gain and would love nothing more than to put a defeat on the Pirates.
Five players in double figures and a 13-2 run to begin the second half proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 88-27 win over the Bacone College Junior Varsity Lady Warriors on Thursday night on homecoming 2013Â at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The effort by the Lady Vikings against the Lady Warriors tied the school record of 27 points allowed to a Lady Viking opponent in program's history.
VIAN â€” The Vian Wolverines ran the table in District 2A-6 with a 33-0 win over the Panama Razorbacks on Thursday night at St. John Stadium.
The Razorbacks (7-3 overall, 4-2 in district play) will be the third seed from the district and will travel to meet District 2A-5 runners-up, the Okemah Panthers, at 7:30 p.m. next Friday to begin the Class 2A playoffs.
The past couple of years have been a whirlwind for Spiro native Chris Kimmel. His adventure has taken him all over the world and has taken him from a part-time job of picking up trash in Spiro to working in the White House.
There will be five LeFlore County high school football teams make the postseason parade next week.
As I wrote this, two of them â€” Poteau (Class 4A) and Talihina (Class A) â€” will be home. Panama (Class 2A) will visit Okemah, while it was uncertain until late Friday night not only who but where Spiro (Class 3A) and Arkoma (Class C) would wind up in the playoffs.
By Taryn Shelton
Haven Perry, senior, was crowned Miss Poteau High School 2014 on Saturday in the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Twenty-one girls participated in the pageant.
Mikalyn Reif, junior, was first runner-up; Morgan Giles, senior, was second runner-up; Tabi Waldrop, junior, was third runner-up; and Sunnie McConnell, sophomore, was fourth runner-up.