October 27th, 2012
BROKEN BOW â€” This games had more ups and downs than the roller coaster ride at Coney Island. The Poteau Pirates fought back to tie the score at 7-7, and then it appeared that the sky simply fell in on them. The Savages scored 16 unanswered points on the Pirates, and it appeared that life support was about to be pulled.
Poteau scored on a 77-yard run by Roger Barcheers and then held the Savages. Poteau had a shot to score on the last play of the game, but could not make connections.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Razorbacks faced their ol' Leflore county rivlal the Pocola Indians Friday night at George Ollie Stadium with playoff implications for both teams. The Razorbacks came out victorious by a score of 20-14, with one of their touchdowns coming from the defensive side of the ball.
The win, coupled with Hugo's 35-22 upset win over Wilburton on Friday night, gave the Razorbacks (4-5 overall, 3-2 in District 2A-6 play) third place, regardless of what happens on Senior Night next Friday night against Vian.
SAVANNA â€” Talihina's Golden Tigers took it on the chin Friday night, fighting the cold and losing 33-6 to the Savanna Bulldogs in a big District A-6 contest.
The Golden Tigers (8-1 overall, 4-1 in district play) will close out the regular season at 7:30 p.m. next Friday against the Gore Pirates at Doc Robinson Stadium for Senior Night for a shot at a share of the district championship.
Broken Bow 23, Poteau 15
Panama 20, Pocola 14
Arkoma 54, SW Christian 8
Heavener 41, Idabel 18
Roland 36, Spiro 24
Savanna 33, Talihina 6
Eva Jewel Brown, 93 of Spiro went to her eternal home in Heaven on Oct. 24, 2012.
She was born Sept. 28, 1919, to David Vernal and Julia Lee â€śDollieâ€ť Newburn Argo. She lived her childhood years in Hoyt, where she fell in love with Lilliard Brown. They were married in 1942 and had two daughters, Brenda and Julia.
Eva Jewel was a 1938 graduate of Stigler High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1946, Masterâ€™s of teaching in 1964 and special educatIon certificate in 1977, all from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.
Bobbie Don Smith, 65, of Spiro died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
Poteau High School Thespian Troupe 3283 has announced its participation in the Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program sponsored by the International Thespian Society and the Educational Theatre Association.
On October 31, Troupe members will be out among area trick-or-treaters collecting dry and canned food for donation to the Kibois food pantry.
When the final three football games of the season were approaching, the Poteau Pirates knew that they had to go 3-0 to make the playoffs.
The Pirates took care of the first game, a 41-21 win over Muldrow on Oct. 18 at Costner Stadium.
â€śWe played real well,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach. â€śMuldrow is a team that's played a lot of people close. It felt good to get that one out of the way, and get back to our winning ways. Hopefully, we can get on a roll again. We're beat up, but we're ready to go.â€ť
If one visits the Pocola High School football fieldhouse, a clock is hanging on the wall which counts down the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until the next Pocola-Panama football game. That clock will hit zero at 7:30 tonight when the two archrivals meet at Panama's George Ollie Stadium in a crucial District 2A-6 contest.
The Heavener Wolves football team is in the midst of a four-game losing streak since winning their District 3A-8 opener 47-17 over the Valliant Bulldogs on Sept. 21 at Harvey Stadium. Since then, the losing streak has seeemed to center around the oppposing teams making big plays against the Heavener defenesive unit.
With the Wolves (3-5 overall, 1-4 in district play) entertaining the Idabel Warriors (2-6, 1-4) at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Harvey Stadium for Senior Night, a win is just want the doctor ordered.