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.
â€śNot taking anything away from Thackerville, because they are a good team, but we helped them out,â€ť said Mark Weatherton, Arkoma's coach. â€śWe turned it over four times in the first quarter. We put the ball on the ground five times in the first quarter. We had a perfect onside kick that we didn't recover. It was a frustrating night. We had some nice runs, but they would end with fumbles. We were moving the ball on them, and I was proud of our offense. But we just couldn't stop them defensively. They have some big weapons, but it was good that we played. It was a learning process. We started four freshmen, and the kids are taking their growing pains. That's what we're going to do this week.â€ť