September 12th, 2014
The Bokoshe Tigers football team is essentially starting the season at 0-0, despite losing 46-0 in their home opener last week to county rival Arkoma in a game ended at the 9:54 mark of the third quarter due to the 45-point mercy rule.
The Tigers (0-1) will begin District C-4 play tonight as they entertain the Bowlegs Bison at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
Despite the rough start to the season, the players have been very upbeat as they prepared for the Bison.
The good news for the Spiro Bulldogs was they won last weekâ€™s football season opener 47-40 over Stilwell.
However, the not-as-good news for the â€™Dogs that night was they had to hold on for dear life to get that victory, scoring a touchdown in the final period and keeping Stilwell out of the end zone on four plays inside the Spiro 10.
â€śWeâ€™re proud of the fact that we won, but there are a lot of things that weâ€™re not satisfied with,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śThere was a reason we were in the position we were in. Weâ€™ve got to get those things corrected.â€ť
Thereâ€™s nothing like a strong finish, the Heavener Wolves football team had just that in its season opener last Friday night at Atoka.
Trailing 14-12, the Wolves scored the final 20 points of the game en route to a 32-14 win over the homestanding Wampus Cats.
â€śWe started slow, but we came back out in the second and did what we were supposed to do,â€ť first-year Heavener coach Sam Hembree said. â€śWe were plagued with penalties in the first half, but in the second half, we were a lot cleaner â€” and looked a lot better.â€ť
The Poteau Pirates, last seasonâ€™s Class 4A state runners-up, did not get to start the 2014 season as they would have liked, losing to the Alma [Ark.] Airedales in last Thursday nightâ€™s Hootenâ€™s Classic game at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School.
However, Poteau senior wide receiver/defensive back Dayton Martinez has no doubt the Pirates will bounce back.
â€śIt was very frustrating,â€ť Martinez said about the Alma loss. â€śI think we can do a lot better than that. With all the practice weâ€™ve been doing, itâ€™s helped. I think weâ€™ll come back.â€ť
McALESTER â€” The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams made it 2-for-2 on the season of sweeping their opponent, but it didnâ€™t come easy for the eighth-graders.
Jake Gullickâ€™s 20-yard touchdown with about 60 seconds left to play in the game lifted the Raiders to an 18-14 come-from-behind victory over the McAlester Buffaloes on Tuesday at Hook-Eales Stadium.
The seventh-grade Raiders had little problem in handling the Buffs, winning 32-6.
The Panama Razorbacks football team will look to make it two straight wins to begin the 2014 season Friday night when they entertain the Sallisaw-Central Tigers at 7 p.m. at George Ollie Stadium.
The Hogs opened the season with a 34-6 victory over the Gore Pirates in their home opener last Thursday night. However, it wasn't a win without concerns for coach Brandon Ellis.
Mary Ward, 94, widow of Charles Ward (formerly of Poteau) has passed away. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa.
Frances â€śJeanâ€ť Edge, 91, of Heavener died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Heavener Memorial Park. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mary D. Martin, 98, of Wister died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Poteau. Mary was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Monroe to Marion and Myra Ottie (Collum) Dunn. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, B.C. â€śBabeâ€ť Martin.
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