BROKEN ARROW â€” Four Poteau Lady Pirates softball players, Shelby Standridge, Gabba Wilson, RaeLynn Caldwell and Sidnee Ward, helped the Oklahoma Bedlam Black softball team to a pair of victories Friday night. Oklahoma Bedlam Black doubled up Tuff E Nuff 4-2 and handled the Tulsa Shootout Gold 9-2.
In the win over Tuff E Nuff, Oklahoma Bedlam Black broke a 1-1 first-inning tie with a single run in the third inning.
After the opposition tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning, Oklahoma Bedlam Black scored twice in the fifth inning to get the win.
The Poteau Pirates will have their Senior Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Tulsa Rogers Ropers.
The Ropers were at one time one of the better schools in the state, and I understand that they won several state championships along the way. However, somewhere along the way something happened, and they completely stopped playing football.
STILLWATER â€” The old football adage says, â€śDefense wins championships.â€ť While it wasn't a championship the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team won Saturday afternoon at Boone Pickens Stadium, it was a Big 12 victory they got.
The OSU defense played stellar after the Pokes fell behind 14-0 due to Texas Christian University takeaways as it kept the Horned Frogs scoreless the final 39:22 of the game to win going away by the score of 36-14.
How time flies when you're having fun. Can you believe that by the end of this week, the regular season for 2012 high school football will be done? It just seems like I was doing small trips to our local high schools to do media days and preparing the 2012 LeFlore County Gridiron Preview. Now, come next Friday night high school football will be over for those teams who don't make the playoffs.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs football team can achieve a .500 season by winning its final two games of the season. The locals took care of the first game.
The Mustangs celebrated Senior Night with a 54-8 rout of Southwest Christian on Friday night at Mustang Field.
The Mustangs (4-5) can end their season at .500 with a District C-4 victory at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at Webbers Falls.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves football team, which was eliminated from Class 3A playoff contention last week, at least ended the home season on a high note Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
The Wolves handled the Idabel Warriors for a 41-18 victory to end a four-game losing streak.
ROLAND â€” After trailing by three touchdowns, the Spiro Bulldogs fought back to within four points with a big third quarter. However, the rally came up short as they lost to the Roland Rangers by a score of 36-24 Friday night in a crucial District 3A-8 contest.
BROKEN BOW â€” This games had more ups and downs than the roller coaster ride at Coney Island. The Poteau Pirates fought back to tie the score at 7-7, and then it appeared that the sky simply fell in on them. The Savages scored 16 unanswered points on the Pirates, and it appeared that life support was about to be pulled.
Poteau scored on a 77-yard run by Roger Barcheers and then held the Savages. Poteau had a shot to score on the last play of the game, but could not make connections.