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The closing line of the opening to the epic television series â€śStar Trekâ€ť says, â€ś... to boldly go where no man has gone before.â€ť That can also be used to describe the Panama Razorbacks football team right now.
The Hogs won their second straight game last week with a 34-6 home win over the Quinton Savages Friday night at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śIt's the best I've seen us play in the two years I've been here,â€ť said Brandon Ellis, Panama's coach. â€śEverything clicked. The biggest improvement I saw last week was our offensive line in the way we hooked up with our blocks.â€ť
Needless to say, there's buzzing about town when it comes to the Razorbacks.
â€śThe people are excited,â€ť Ellis said. â€śIt's only two games, but it's two games we haven't had in the past two years. It's a big thing. Those two wins have accounted for so much, confidence wise.â€ť
By stepping out of District 2A-6 play as the Hogs did last week, it meant an easier chance to keep this momentum going.
â€śI don't like having off weeks,â€ť Ellis said. â€śIt just gets us out of rhythm. The kids look forward to playing after a week of practice.â€ť
Now, the Razorbacks (2-5 overall, 1-2 in district play) return to District 2A-6 play this week as they make the long trip to meet the Hugo Buffaloes (2-5, 0-3) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
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District 2A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Hartshorne 4-0 5-2 +60
Vian 3-0 7-0 +45
Wilburton 2-1 4-3 +12
Pocola 2-2 4-3 -14
Panama 1-2 2-5 -24
Hugo 0-3 2-5 -31
Antlers 0-4 0-7 -48
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To Get There â€” Take U.S. Highway 271 south to Hugo.