October 18th, 2013
POCOLA â€” It was a rough Thursday night for the Pocola Indians football team which dropped a 55-29 District 2A-6 contest to the visiting Hartshorne Miners at John Carter Field.
The Indians tied the game at 7 all and cut the deficit to 21-14 in the first half before falling behind 28-14 at halftime.
Jeannine Jonas got this picture of a balloon this morning just as it landed near Poteau High School. Balloon Fest kicks off today. Gates open at noon at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
Tulsa Cascia Hall 26, Poteau 15
Spiro 35, Heavener 7
Talihina 50, Canadian 0
Panama 37, Quinton 0
Thackerville 54, Bokoshe 8
Hartshorne 55, Pocola 29
Two very talented teams met on the field Thursday night at Costner Stadium. The main difference in the two teams was the Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos have won numerous state championships and only had their 56-game regular-season win streak broken two weeks ago. The Commandos know how to win. The Pirates are still trying to get all their ducks in a row and figure out how to win games in the same fashion.
Spiro controlled in-county rival Heavener on Thursday night 35-7 in a District 3A-8 contest at Harvey Stadium to spoil the Wolves' homecoming.
The Bulldogs (6-1 overall, 4-0 in district play), winners of five straight, mounted several long scoring drives, claiming a touchdown in each of the first three quarters and two in the final period.
Editor's note: The Spiro Graphic Editor John Clark contributed to this story.
The Pocola Indians football team snapped a three-game losing streak last week, beating the Wilburton Diggers 66-27 for its first District 2A-6 victory.
â€śI was so proud of our kids,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said about last week's victory. â€śWe executed on a night when we needed a win. I challenged the kids. They came out and we had 483 yards of offense. They executed â€” and we got to play everybody. It was a great win for us.â€ť
The Arkoma Mustangs were looking to extend their winning streak to four games tonight with a home non-district game against the Boulevard Christian Patriots at Mustang Field. Instead, the locals will have an open date as the Patriots have canceled due to lack of players.
â€śIt kind of worried me when they called us and said that they only had nine players the game before they played Bokoshe [which beat the Patriots last week 54-6],â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śI guess they got some banged up in that game, and the same thing happened last week against Bokoshe.â€ť
When you talk of sports trivia or sport rules, I usually grade out at about 98 percent, while the other two percent of the time I am wrong.
Alston Washburn took his first deer with a bow last week near Panama. He is a student at Wister and likes to crappie fish and deer hunt. Thatâ€™s my kind of guy. Shooting a deer with a bow and arrow is not an easy feat, and it definitely isnâ€™t for everyone. Iâ€™m really proud for him. Good job, Alston!
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The Poteau Pirates football team jumped over one more hurdle last week amid the journey of the 2013 season. The Pirates got a big road win over the Fort Gibson Tigers, winning 42-28 Friday night.
â€śFort Gibson is the big win,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śThey were picked to win our district, and they've been ranked really high all year. That was a big one for us. It was a big hurdle. Those have been two big wins for us â€” Sallisaw and Fort Gibson. Those were really big wins for our program. We just want to keep things on a roll.â€ť