November 22nd, 2013
By the Poteau Pirates football team winning District 4A-4 this season, it meant that there would be two home playoff games â€” assuming they would win the first one.
The Pirates won that first game, handling the Cleveland Tigers 48-7 last week at Costner Stadium.
â€śIt was a good night for us,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śAnytime you enter the playoffs and win [a game] big, it's always awesome. It was a great night for our kids, coaches and our program to get a playoff win.â€ť
Then there were three. Last week, LeFlore County had five of its eight high school football teams make the playoffs. Three of them made it to tonight's second week of postseason play.
Poteau (Class 4A) and Arkoma (Class C) will each face perennial football powers tonight as the Pirates meet Clinton and the Mustangs face Shattuck. Both teams will seek a berth in next week's state semifinals.
The Talihina Golden Tigers will meet Hominy, which handed them a 58-12 loss in the Class A state semifinals in 1982 at Doc Robinson Stadium â€” which will be the site of tonight's second-round playoff game.
Leflore 85, Bokoshe 46
Wilburton 54, Panama 36
Leflore 47, Bokoshe 44, 2 OT
Wilburton 49, Panama 39
Green Valley Junior High Conference Tournament
Wister 28, Howe 27
Arkoma 39, Panama 38
Keota def. Cameron
Wister 40, Howe 33
Bokoshe 29, Keota 27
Cameron def. McCurtain
My fifth-grade Bandit League football team had a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside Atwood's. I went for a while to help the ladies set up, and keep an eye on my players.
After we got everything going, my wife, Jenny, wanted me to go look at some Christmas lights inside the store. I grabbed a bag of popcorn and a few roasted peanuts on my way out â€” I mean, life is good.
Poteau High School football coach Greg Werner talks to the Poteau Rotary Club and its guest on Wednesday at the Pirates winning season. Werner made his remarks at the clubâ€™s meeting Wednesday at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. Werner said the team has done a great job this year, winning the first round of the football championship on Friday against Cleveland. He said the team faces the Clinton Red Tornadoes this week.
PDN photo by Robert Shearon
Katie Morris an employee of the Days Inn & Suites in Poteau has just been honored with the Days Inn-Wyndham Worldwide SHINE award.
The SHINE (Special Hospitality Initiative Notable Employee) Award is given to one employee per state based on customer service.
The Award Winning Days Inn & Suites and its team have won the SHINE Award every year since they opened in 2002, an eleven year winning streak.
The long-awaited deer gun season is finally here. Hunters all across the state â€” and especially here in LeFlore County â€” have been patiently waiting an entire year for this weekend to come around again. Our necks have been swelling up, and our trigger fingers have been itching. We all want to bring home the prize to feed our families.
I know the kids at school are ready for a week off, too. Many of them plan to do some hunting, probably not all of the days, but there will be plenty that make memories in the woods with their family and friends.
Have a great week!
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LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale visited the Poteau Primary School Thursday to have lunch with LCSO coloring contest winner 5-year-old Marshall Dacus. Dacus also received a bag of gifts from Seale that included a Superman costume and several educational toys.
LEFLORE â€” The Red Oak basketball teams made their first trip to play on the newly-christened Nadine Carpenter Court on Tuesday night and left victorious over the hosts from Leflore.
The Eagles were able to break open a close game in the third quarter to fly home with a 58-41 victory over the Savages.
The Lady Eagles soared above the Lady Savages for a 70-34 victory in the first game of Tuesday night's doubleheader.