BOKOSHE â€” Midway through the first half, things were looking good for the Bokoshe Tigers in their season opener against the Oaks Warriors.
However, manpower and conditioning, both of which are in short supply for the Tigers in the early going, reared their ugly head as the Warriors rallied in the second half to win going away by a score of 48-34 Friday night.
The Arkoma Mustangs took a hard hit on their opening night game against the Keota Lions at Keota in a 60-14 loss on Friday night.
In the opening defensive series, junior fullback Tyler Dailey broke his thumb. That injury would set off a spark of bad luck for the Mustangs (0-1) that will leave them effected for the rest of the season.
The Spiro Bulldogs lost their opener to Class 2A's No. 1-ranked Vian Wolverines in Vian Friday night by a score of 55-6 at Vian.
Pocola's Beau Kerbow scored on a 30-yard touchdown run with 1:43 left to lift the Indians past Tulsa Regent Prep 35-34 Friday night in Coweta.
Look for more details on these games in Tuesday's edition.
PANAMA â€” For a half, things looked good for the Panama Razorbacks in their season opener Thursday night at George Ollie Stadium.
The Hogs had a 19-7 halftime lead, but a strong second half by Gore allowed the visiting Pirates to leave town with a 35-19 victory.
McALESTER â€” For the very first time playing under the name of Pirates, the Poteau freshmen football team proved right from the very start of the game they are worthy of all the pre-season hype as they jumped on McAlester very early and controlled the game. The Pirates won the game 27-8 in their season opener Thursday night at Hook Eales Stadium.
It was a good news-bad news situation for the Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams in their season openers against Broken Bow Thursday at Costner Stadium.
The seventh-grade Raiders defeated the Savages 26-6. However, the news was not as good for the eighth-grade Raiders as they fell 16-6 to the Savages.
The PKMS teams will return to action next Thursday with a pair of games against McAlester at Hook Eales Stadium in McAlester. Games will begin at 5 p.m.
EAGLETOWN â€” It was a rough Friday afternoon offensively for the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs on the softball field in Friday's three-way.
The Lady Bulldogs fell 4-0 to the host Eagletown Lady Eagles, then lost 3-1 to the Bennington Lady Bears to end the day.
BATTIEST â€” It was a very profitable day for the Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team as they posted a pair of wins in Thursday's three-way, beating the host Battiest Panthers 9-5 and then edging the Smithville Braves 2-1.
Cameron 7, Crowder 6: In Crowder, a two-out, three-run rally in the seventh inning lifted the Yellowjackets past the Demons.
Samuel Humphries' RBI single and Alex Humphries' two-RBI single, each with two outs, in the seventh inning capped the comeback for the â€™Jackets.
TAHLEQUAH â€” One big inning doomed the Poteau Lady Pirates Thursday afternoon in their road loss to the Tahlequah Lady Tigers.
The host team scored five runs in the third inning as the Lady Tigers blanked the Lady Pirates 6-0.
Arkoma 12, Bokoshe 6; Arkoma 5, Bokoshe 1: In Bokoshe, the Lady Mustangs took two games from the Lady Tigers in Green Valley Conference action Thursday afternoon.
Wister 9, Howe 5; Wister 11, Howe 3: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats swept a Green Valley Conference doubleheader from the Lady Lions.