October 28th, 2013
It was a sad weekend the weekend before last for those who remember legendary Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints coach Bum Phillips, who died at age 90.
Before I go on, for those who aren't aware, the Houston Oilers are known today as the Tennessee Titans when owner Bud Adams moved the franchise from Houston to Nashville, Tenn.
The Oilers may have had one of the greatest fight songs ever. It started out, â€śHouston Oilers, Houston Oilers, Houston Oilers No. 1.â€ť The crowd at the Astrodome would go nuts waving their blue pom-poms and blue signs that said â€śLove Ya, Blue!â€ť
McALESTER â€” The seasons ended on a down note for the Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams Thursday night at Hook-Eales Stadium, both losing to host McAlester.
The eighth-grade Raiders lost 30-6 right after the seventh-graders fell 14-8.
Carl Albert State College women's basketball coach Jeff Tadtman and assistant coach Rikki Wolfe had their second annual basketball clinicÂ for the Special Olympic Athletes of LeFlore County last Monday afternoon at the Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A total of 17 Special Olympic Athletes attended the clinic,Â of which some attended last year.
HEAVENER â€” In a battle of cats and dogs, the cats got the better of things in Friday nights District 3A-8 contest at Harvey Stadium.
The visiting Stigler Panthers completely dominated the Heavener Wolves, winning 61-7.
The Panthers scored on all eight first-half possessions en route to a 54-0 halftime lead.
THACKERVILLE â€” In a battle of top 10 teams in Class C, the fourth-ranked and homestanding Thackerville Wildcats knocked off No. 7 Arkoma 66-22 on Friday night at Wildcat Stadium.
The Mustangs (4-3 overall, 4-2 in District C-4 play) were down only 26-22 at halftime, but were outscored by the undefeated Wildcats (7-0, 5-0) 40-0 in the second half.
ANTLERS â€” Pocola lost a heartbreaker here Friday, leading until the final six seconds of the game before Antlers wrangled a touchdown and a two-point conversion to avoid overtime and win 42-34 in a District 2A-6 contest.
The Indians (2-6 overall, 1-4 in district play) led 14-8 after the first quarter, 28-16 at the half and 34-28 going into the final quarter.
PANAMA â€” It came down to one play, and fortunately the Hugo Buffaloes did not make that play as far as the Panama Razorbacks were concerned.
The Buffaloes missed a game-tying extra point on the last score of the game with 15 seconds left, and the Hogs escaped with a 37-36 victory in a District 2A-6 game Friday night at George Ollie Stadium to celebrate Senior Night.
VALLIANT â€” Spiro scored on two long touchdown passes in the first half and took a 21-0 lead at Valiant Friday night en route to a 40-0 District 3A-6 victory.
HAILEYVILLE â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers notched a 39-0 District A-6 win against the Haileyville Warriors on Friday night.
The win sets up a battle next week between the Savanna Bulldogs and the Golden Tigers (8-0, 4-0 in district play) at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at Doc Robinson Stadium for what will likely be the top seed of the district, and possibly the outright district title for the victor.
Poteau 42, Muldrow 3
Panama 37, Hugo 36
Spiro 40, Valliant 0
Talihina 39, Haileyville 0
Stigler 61, Heavener 7
Thackerville 66, Arkoma 22
Antlers 42, Pocola 34