SPIRO â The Spiro Bulldogs football team got back into the District 3A-8 race as they won their first district game of 2012 and blanked the Idabel Warriors Friday night at McClain Stadium.
The Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak with the win.
TALIHINA â The Talihina Golden Tigers' offense scored early and often, and their defense shut down the Union Christian Academy Eagles to collect a 55-6 notch in the win column Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.
HUGO â The Pocola Indians football team bounced back from its District 2A-6 opening loss last week against Vian, but it didn't come easy.
After being down in the first quarter, the Indians rallied to force overtime, then Devon Martin's touchdown run in the extra period helped Pocola outlast the Hugo Buffaloes 39-38 in overtime Friday night.
HARTSHORNE â The Panama Razorbacks will have to wait another week to try to get their first win of the 2012 football season.
The homestanding Harsthorne Miners handled the Hogs by a score of 41-7 Friday night in District 2A-6 action.
SALLISAW â The Poteau Pirates freshmen football team jumped on the Sallisaw Black Diamonds early, and appeared to be in cruise control. Sallisaw got to within two points of the Pirates, but then the Pirates got great plays on the defensive side of the ball to set up Austin Archey on a 70-yard romp for a touchdown as they posted a 21-12 win over the Black Diamonds Thursday night at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.
While I'll get to the usual âmeat and potatoesâ of this weekly column in a bit, I need to share my thoughts about my fellow church member, brother Eddie Epstein.
I found out Wednesday night at prayer meeting at my church, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, that brother Eddie was diagnosed with cancer.
Not even a rain shower on Thursday could keep the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team from winning another district championship.
After having Game 1 of the Class 4A District Tournament suspended by Thursday afternoon's rain showers, the contest resumed Friday afternoon. The Lady Pirates ended up not only getting one run-rule win, but two. Poteau took the opener 10-0 in four innings, followed by a 12-0 three-inning victory in Game 2 to win the district title.
The Lady Pirates (29-7) will find out on Monday who, where and when they will play in the Class 4A Regional Tournament.