The Arkoma Mustangs were looking to extend their winning streak to four games tonight with a home non-district game against the Boulevard Christian Patriots at Mustang Field. Instead, the locals will have an open date as the Patriots have canceled due to lack of players.
â€śIt kind of worried me when they called us and said that they only had nine players the game before they played Bokoshe [which beat the Patriots last week 54-6],â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śI guess they got some banged up in that game, and the same thing happened last week against Bokoshe.â€ť
So, the Mustangs (4-2, 3-1 in District C-4) will have a week off before a district showdown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 against the fourth-ranked Thackerville Wildcats at Thackerville's Wildcat Stadium. So, in some way, Weatherton welcomes the off week.