BOKOSHE â€” The good news for the Bokoshe Tigers in Thursday nightâ€™s home District C-4 contest against the Thackerville Wildcats at Tiger Stadium was they had a lead. The not-so-good news was the lead did not last as the Wildcats left town with a 52-8 victory.
Thanks to fall break this week, I'll get a rare Friday night off during football season.
When it's fall break, so many of that week's high school football games are played on Thursday night, and not the customary Friday night.
All eight LeFlore County teams were in action Thursday night, including the renewal of the Pocola-Panama rivalry.
Any Thursday game stories that didn't make today's edition will be published in Saturday's edition.
Poteau coach Greg Werner said that the Pirates were entering the biggest three-game stretch of the season. The first step was a successful one as the Pirates routed the homestanding Broken Bow Savages 54-7 in a key District 4A-4 contest Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.
Things started off a little slow for the Panama Razorbacks in Thursday nightâ€™s District 2A-6 contest against archrival Pocola on their home field at George Ollie Stadium. However, once things got going, it was Hog wild for the home team as the Razorbacks beat the Indians 48-0 in the latest installment of their rivalry.
Editorâ€™s note: Editor John Clark of The Spiro Graphic contributed to this story.Editorâ€™s note: Editor John Clark of The Spiro Graphic contributed to this story.
WARNER â€” Class Aâ€™s second-ranked Talihina Golden Tigers showed little to no effect for having had an open date last week.
Having had to wait two weeks to play, the Golden Tigers took out their frustration on the homestanding Warner Eagles for a 46-16 victory.
Editorâ€™s note: Talihina Correspondent Calvin McClain contributed to this story.
In horse races, the announcer will say â€ś... and down the stretch they come,â€ť as the horses near the final yards toward the finish line. The Poteau Pirates football team is beginning its stretch drive with the three most important games of the season. The first one is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Stadium against Broken Bow.
Itâ€™s that time of the year on the gridiron when two LeFlore County archrivals meet. The Pocola Indians and the Panama Razorbacks will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Panamaâ€™s George Ollie Stadium in the latest installment of their rivalry.
â€śYou can throw the records out because they wonâ€™t mean much,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śOur kids will play hard.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s always been a big rivalry game,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śIt was before I got here, and itâ€™s been that way since Iâ€™ve been here. Itâ€™s always going to be a big rivalry game.â€ť
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District 2A-6 Standings
The bad news about Friday night's home game against Stroud being stormed out for the Spiro Bulldogs was they missed a chance to continue playing on a weekly basis. However, on the other hand, it helped the â€™Dogs (4-1 overall, 1-1 in District 3A-8 play) get healed up for their big 7 p.m. Thursday road district contest against the Idabel Warriors (5-1, 1-1).