Last week saw one LeFlore County rivalry on the football field with Panama visiting Pocola. Tonight, another one will take place.
The Bokoshe Tigers will visit the Arkoma Mustangs for a 7:30 p.m. District C-4 contest tonight.
The Mustangs (7-1, 4-1 in district play) lost for the first time last week, dropping a 84-38 decision to Webbers Falls.
Earlier this year, not too many football prognosticators were not thinking that the Heavener Wolves and the Panama Razorbacks would be in line for the Class 2A playoffs â€” but they are.
Both teams will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Panama's George Ollie Stadium for their playoff lives in a crucial District 2A-6 contest.
Last year, the Spiro Bulldogs made it all the way to the Class 3A state quarterfinals in the 2010 playoffs. If they hope to see the 2011 playoffs, they must win out â€” beginning tonight.
The â€™Dogs (3-5, 2-3 in District 3A-8) will play their home regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m. tonight at McClain Stadium against the Atoka Wampus Cats (4-4, 1-4).
â€śWe have to win out to have a chance to get in,â€ť Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said. â€śEven if we win out, we still may not get in. But we definitely have to win out to have a chance.â€ť
After losing their third straight District 2A-6 game last week to Wilburton, the Talihina Golden Tigers have their backs against the den now.
The Golden Tigers (5-3, 1-3 in district play) pretty much need to win out to guarantee a return to the Class 2A playoffs, beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight in their home finale against the Hartshorne Miners (6-2, 3-1) at Doc Robinson Stadium.
POCOLA â€” Last week, the Heavener Wolves, for the second straight season, got a forfeited win over the Tahlequah Tigers junior varsity, which canceled out on them for their Week 8 game.
This week, the Pocola Indians found out what that's like.
Thursday evening of last week, my he-man crew â€” Johnny T. Burgess, Dustin â€śStone Coldâ€ť Reece, Eddie â€śMoneyâ€ť Sockey and yours truly â€” was at my shop building the â€śegg-a-nator.â€ť It was a 7x7 feet chicken coop. It was most glorious when we finally got it built.
Last Friday, Steven Culwell from OK Foods donated 1,200 double-yolk eggs. Eddie and I loaded up the â€śegg-a-natorâ€ť and off to Balloonfest we went, along with Allan Hensley.
While there was a bunch of happy Poteau Pirate football players last Thursday night at Costner Stadium, there may have been none happier than senior wide receiver Blake Roley.
Roley and the Pirates beat the Broken Bow Savages 31-23 to snap a five-game losing streak against their McCurtain County nemesis.
The Poteau Bandit League teams won two games and lost one against Panama Saturday afternoon at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-grade team posted a 22-0 win over Panama, while the fourth-graders were victorious by a score of 42-0.
Panama took the third-grade contest 7-0, while there was not a sixth-grade contest.
In the fifth-grade game, Josh Smith scored on a 70-yard run, while Clay Cross took it in from four yards out. Cross also threw a TD pass, a 67-yard strike to Atticus Pate. Bryce Palmer was 2-for-3 on two-point conversions.
Thursday night's Pocola football game on the road against the Stigler Panthers junior varsity is canceled because the Panthers want to keep all their players healthy for Friday night's big District 3A-8 contest at home against the Valliant Bulldogs.
Thus, the Indians will be off this week.
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The Oklahoma Area 10 Special Olympics Bowling Competition will take place Thursday at Strike-A-Lot in Poteau.
The singles competition will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the doubles competition at 12:30 p.m. There will be close to 150 participants in the event.
TULSA â€” Once again, the Poteau High School cross country teams will end the season at the biggest race of the season â€” state.
The Lady Pirates and Pirates all qualified for this weekend's Class 4A State Meet, which will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Edmond's Mitch Park.
The Lady Pirates were sixth and the Pirates seventh at Saturday's Class 4A Regional Meet at O'Brien Park.