November 16th, 2014
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” The Bi-State Bandit fourth-grade team came up a win short of a championship, losing 12-8 to the Vian Wolverines in last weekendâ€™s Bandit Bowl.
KEOTA â€” The Keota Lions will have a shot at No. 1 this week.
The Lions opened their Class B playoff run with a 60-18 victory over the Garber Wolverines on Friday night.
The Lions (10-1) will travel to meet Class Bâ€™s top-ranked Laverne Tigers in the Class B state quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. next Friday.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers got to the Class A state semifinals a season ago before losing to Ringling. They showed Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium theyâ€™re poised to make such a run this postseason as they routed the Quapaw Wildcats 58-0 in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Golden Tigers (10-0) will entertain some more Wildcats, Class A's 10th-ranked Morrison Wildcats, at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in a second-round playoff match-up.
CHANDLER â€” The third time was the charm for the Panama Razorbacks in their Class 2A playoff opener Friday night on the road against the Chandler Lions as they prevailed 35-21.
The Razorbacks (8-3) will meet the No. 2 Adair Warriors in another road playoff game at 7:30 p.m. next Friday night.
LOCUST GROVE â€” The Locust Grove Pirates showed the Spiro Bulldogs why theyâ€™re the No. 1 team in Class 3A in Friday nightâ€™s playoff opener.
Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine threw four touchdown passes, three in the first half alone, as the Pirates blanked the â€™Dogs 48-0.
When the Poteau Pirates and the Oologah Mustangs met eight years ago in the playoffs, the Mustangs built up a 35-0 lead at halftime, only to see the Pirates come back and win in overtime.
When the two teams met Friday night in the Class 4A playoff opener in Oologah, the Mustangs led 28-0 at the break, but on this night Poteauâ€™s lack of depth hurt them. So, too, did quarterback Ben Kluttsâ€™ leg injury as the Pirates saw their season end in a 42-0 loss.
WHITESBORO â€” A strong third quarter broke open a close game as the Red Oak Eagles handed the Whitesboro Bulldogs their first loss of the season with a 59-48 victory Thursday night at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
With the game tied at 11 with 7:21 left before halftime, the Eagles went on a 7-0 run to take an 18-11 lead with 5:03 left in the first half en route to a 23-20 halftime lead.
Red Oak pulled away from Whitesboro in the third quarter, outscoring them 21-11 in the period to take a 44-31 lead into the final quarter.
WHITESBORO â€” The Red Oak Lady Eagles remained undefeated in the season as they flew past the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 76-36 Thursday night at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
The Lady Eagles raced out to a 25-4 lead after a period and were never headed.
Leflore 64, McCurtain 44: In McCurtain, the Lady Savages kept their perfect record intact so far this season, but it didn't come easy Thursday night.
With the game tied at 26-all at halftime, Leflore outscored McCurtain 23-7 in the third quarter to take a 49-33 lead into the final period.
Lillian Faye Antill, 88, of Spiro died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Lakeview Baptist Church in Spiro. Burial will be in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.
Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.