October 22nd, 2011
Perhaps the only people who gave the Poteau Pirates a chance against the No. 9-ranked Broken Bow Savages were the players and the coaches who were wearing red on the field. When it was all said and done, the Pirates upset the Savages 31-23 Thursday night at Costner Stadium on Senior Night.
POCOLA â€” The Panama Razorbacks took a big step in their football program Thursday night at John Carter Field, and may have knocked their archrival out of the playoffs. The Hogs got their first win of the season, and snapped a 17-game losing streak in the process, over their biggest rival, the Pocola Indians, by a score of 21-20 in a District 2A-6 game.
WEBBERS FALLS â€” The last two weeks, the Arkoma Mustangs played two of their best games of the season. Thursday night, it was just the opposite.
The Webbers Falls Warriors won the District C-4 showdown with the Mustangs 84-38 in a game called with just more than eight minutes left in the third quarter because of the mercy rule.
If there was a bright spot in the game, Tanner Steward set the school record in receptions in a game with 16 catches for 213 yards and three touchdowns.
BOKOSHE â€” The Bluejacket Chieftains came to town and left with a 60-14 victory over the Bokoshe Tigers Thursday night in a District C-4 contest.
VALLIANT â€” In a battle of Bulldogs in Thursday night's District 3A-8 contest, Valliant jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the opening half, then outscored Spiro 40-33 in a slugfest of a second half to prevail 61-33.
WILBURTON â€” For the first time in quite some time, the Talihina Golden Tigers have lost three straight games.
The Golden Tigers had a pair of critical turnovers and did not get key defensive stops as they lost 28-13 to the Wilburton Diggers in a District 2A-6 contest Thursday night.
The postseason has arrived for the Poteau High School cross country teams. The Pirates and Lady Pirates will run in the Class 4A Regional Meet at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Tulsa's O'Brien Park.
The top seven teams will automatically qualify all their runners to next weekend's Class 4A State Meet at Edmond's Mitch Park, while the top seven individuals remaining after the top seven teams' runners are taken out of the mix will also qualify for state.
While the Poteau runners are trying to get qualified for state, one other county runner will get the privilege to run at state this weekend.
HOWE â€” The basketball season got underway in fine fashion last weekend for the Howe fifth-grade basketball teams as they won their own Howe Tip-Off Tournament at the Howe Gym.
The Lions defeated Wister 37-35 in the finals. Howe reached the finals with wins over Keota (23-8) and Heavener (32-19), while Wister made the title game with victories over Howe Red (30-10) and Monroe (33-13).
Other first-round games saw Monroe defeat Leflore 44-14, while Heavener knocked off Cameron 22-13.