If ever there was a golden opportunity to get a victory during this 2012 football season, Friday night may be the night for the Panama Razorbacks.
The Hogs (0-5, 0-2 in District 2A-6) will travel to meet the Antlers Bearcats (0-5, 0-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
â€śWe don't want to overlook things, but we like our chances as compared to other weeks,â€ť said Brandon Ellis, Panama's second-year coach. â€śIt's a winnable game for us, if we do things right.â€ť
The Razorbacks are coming off a rough road game last Friday night, a 41-7 loss to the Hartshorne Miners. This week's game provides a great way to forget about the setback.
â€śWe want to forget all about the Hartshorne game,â€ť Ellis said. â€śWe have to focus on the task at hand, which this week is Antlers. We've had a great week of practice so far. The kids are enthused, and they haven't lost their confidence. Their confidence is still there. That's the key.â€ť
The Bearcats have had a rough first half of the season. They have been shutout twice (41-0 to Talihina in Week 2 and 42-0 two weeks ago in the District 2A-6 opener to Hartshorne). They lost last week 62-3 to Class 2A's second-ranked Vian Wolverines. They have been outscored 245-38 in their five games this season.
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District 2A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Hartshorne 2-0 3-2 +30
Vian 2-0 5-0 +30
Wilburton 1-0 3-2 +12
Pocola 1-1 3-2 -14
Hugo 0-1 2-3 -1
Panama 0-2 0-5 -27
Antlers 0-2 0-5 -30
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To Get There â€” Take U.S. Highway 271 south to Antlers.