FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” If the Arkansas Razorbacks were going to upset the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday afternoon at Franks Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, one thing they couldn't afford to do was to get down early, which is exactly what the Hogs did. The Tide built a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back rolling the Tyler Wilson-less Hogs 52-0.
â€śThere were times in this game that everyone was pulling they weight, but sometimes we were pulling in different directions,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's new coach, after the Pirates pulled out a 21-0 home-opening victory the Tulsa Webster Warriors Friday night at Costner Stadium. â€śThe Poteau Pirates are a band of brothers and we need to pick each other up when there is a misplay. We had way too many turnovers to be competative next week. Sallisaw is a very good team. We must have a great week of work if we expect to compete.â€ť
POCOLA â€” After two road games to open the 2012 football season, the Pocola Indians were hoping to get a home win for the first time this year. The Quinton Savages had other ideas.
The visiting Savages came to John Carter Field on Friday night and left with a 30-14 win over the Indians.
SASAKWA â€” The Bokoshe Tigers had two rough home games to begin the season, and they were hoping their luck would change on a visiting football field. Unfortunately for the Tigers, it didn't.
The homestanding Sasakwa Vikings mercy ruled the Tigers 46-0 Friday night.
SALLISAW â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers football team had a stiff test from the Class 4A sixth-rated Sallisaw Black Diamonds junior varsity Thursday night at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium. They used a conservative rushing attack to hold back the talented Black Diamonds to post a 28-17 victory.