This week's column will be dedicated to the youth hunters of our area. I will keep this very short so as many of the deer hunting photographs which I got can run, and everyone can get a chance to see many of the successful young hunters from the LeFlore County area. In fact, thanks to sports editor David Seeley, today's edition has two outdoor pages to help get as many deer hunt photographs in as possible, so be sure you get your hands on a copy.
So far, the Spiro Bulldogs football team continues its winning ways as Thursday night's 42-13 win over Valliant at McClain Stadium made its winning streak reach four games.
However, it's going to be a rough road for the Bulldogs (5-3 overall, 4-1 in District 3A-8) as they will travel to meet the Roland Rangers (6-2, 4-1) in a critical district football game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team has done everything in its power to get to the top of District A-6. However, the Golden Tigers (8-0 overall, 4-0 in district play) are getting ready to meet their two toughest district games of the season. The first of them is at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road against the Savanna Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1).
The Arkoma Mustangs football team wants to end its home season on a positive note as the Mustangs will play their home finale against Southwest Christian Academy at 7 p.m. Friday at Mustang Field. The game time was moved up 30 minutes to help SCA get home faster since a lot of their athletes will take the ACT test Saturday morning at home in Norman.
The Mustangs (3-5) saw their two-game winning streak snapped Thursday night with a 64-18 loss to Thackerville, which is leading District C-4. The final score really did not indicate just how well offensively Arkoma played.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Bandit League football teams split their four games to end the regular season on Saturday.
The fifth-grade (33-0) and third-grade teams (18-0) posted wins, while the sixth-grade (22-14) and fourth-grade squads (24-0) lost their games.
BOKOSHE â€” After a two week hiatus from the football field, the Bokoshe Tigers were hoping to return to action this week in a battle of Tigers at Maud. However, that Tiger tussle will have to wait until next year.
For the second straight District C-4 game, the Tigers (1-7 overall, 0-6 in district play) will have to forfeit to Maud (5-3, 3-3) due to lack of players.
â€śI think we'd have enough to play a basketball game because you only need eight players for that,â€ť said Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach. â€śBut we just don't have enough for a football game.â€ť