November 8th, 2013
I hope you had a great Halloween. The Adams family did.
We stayed homed and scared kids as well as handed out candy. We went through four bags of candy, and we were out by 8 p.m. There were kids all over the neighborhood, and it keeps getting bigger each year. I heard that one house had a fire and was serving up hot dogs, too. Next year, I'm going to have to step up my game.
On Saturday, we went to â€śThe Wilson Family Fall Festival.â€ť There were more than 100 people there.
I made 15 pounds of deer chili and brought 40 quarter-pound hot dogs.
Last week, the Talihina Golden Tigers routed the Savanna Bulldogs 43-6 to claim the top seed from District A-6.
â€śWe played for the district championship and an undefeated season,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śIt was the best the Golden Tigers have played since I've been here. We were sharp, and were ready in all aspects of the game. The kids were on cue.â€ť'
So, one might think when the Golden Tigers (9-0 overall, 5-0 in district play) travels to face the Gore Pirates (2-7, 2-3) at 7:30 tonight that there might not be a lot on the line for Talihina. Think again.
All the Bokoshe Tigers football team wants is a District C-4 win before 2013 comes to and end. Tonight will be their last shot when the Tigers (1-7 overall, 0-6 in district play) make the long journey to Yukon to meet the Southwest Covenant Patriots (3-4, 3-3) at 7:30 p.m.
â€śIt would be big for our four seniors to go out with a district win,â€ť Bokoshe coach Bryan Murray said. â€śThe kids have worked hard all year long and have improved themselves. I do see better things down the road, but to win a district game in as tough a district as we're in it would be big.â€ť
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A sports adage says that only one team can win its final game â€” the one that wins a state championship.
While there's no state championship at stake tonight when the Pocola Indians (2-7) travel to meet Mountainburg, Ark., to end their season, they can win their final game â€” which would be huge for the program.
The Heavener Wolves football team will try to end a four-game losing streak tonight as they will entertain the Eufaula Ironheads at 7:30 p.m. at Harvey Stadium for Senior Night.
Poteau 44, Tulsa Rogers 14
Vian 33, Panama 0
Baylor 41, OU 12
Look for stories on these games in Saturday's edition.
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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