WISTER â The girls and boys games had the same results as Howe won both ends of the double dip against Wister, but how they got their victories were polar opposites.
The Lady Lions saw Wister level the score at 37-all, but then went into the ol' Carolina four-corner offense and played keep away from Wister and captured the game by the score of 47-42 as they won the game at the free-throw line down the stretch.
CAMERON â It was a rough start to the home season for the Cameron High School basketball teams Friday night as they suffered a pair of losses to the visitors from McCurtain.
The Bulldogs got past the Yellowjackets 80-66, while the Lady Bulldogs opened the night with a 46-39 victory.
The key word that Greg Werner, Poteau High School's first-year football coach, said about his Pirates going into last week's regular-season finale was âimproved.â
The Pirates improved on their record from the last two years as they ended with a winning record at 6-4 after a 62-14 rout of the Tulsa Rogers Ropers on Nov. 2 at Costner Stadium on Senior Night.
âIt was a good night,â Werner said. âIt's always good to end on a win. Not many teams get to end things with a win, and we ended on a win. Everybody got to play a lot, so it was a very good night.â
TALIHINA â Talihina quarterback Clark Austin hit Christian McClain for a 10-yard scoring strike in overtime to win its Class A first-round playoff game 42-34 over the Wewoka Tigers on Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium, and it couldnât have been any more exciting.
Talihina (10-1), which will hit the road next week for a second-round playoff game against No. 8 Warner, then turned on the defense and kept Wewoka from scoring on the 10-yard line for four plays in overtime.
STROUD â The Class 2A playoff run for the Pocola Indians came to a screeching halt Friday night as they lost to the sixth-ranked Stroud Tigers by a score of 61-6.
The Indians, who finished the season at 5-6, got their only score on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Preston Hobbs to Garret Laxson.
PARK HILL â The season came to a crushing defeat for the Spiro Bulldogs as they lost 42-7 to the Keys (Park Hill) Cougars Friday night in an opening-round game in the Class 3A playoffs.
The loss ended Spiro's season at 6-5. No more information on the game was reported.
Despite getting 14 points from Myeisha Williams and 13 points from Ashala Watson, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 74-57 loss Friday night to the homestanding Mineral Area College in the opener of the Mineral Area Classic in Park Hills, Mo.
The Lady Vikings will return to action today at 2 this afternoon against Vincennes University in the second and final game of the Mineral Area Classic.