POCOLA â€” If there is a good thing about last week's 75-6 loss to the Vian Wolverines in the District 2A-6 opener for the Pocola Indians, it is that there's the Wilburton Diggers waiting in the wings.
Last year, the Diggers came to John Carter Field and left with a 21-14 victory. The Indians (3-1, 0-1 in district play), who saw their six-game winning streak dating back to last season snapped by last week's loss, do not want the same thing to happen this year when the two teams meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Wilburton.
â€śThey've responded well,â€ť Pocola Coach Rick Lang said about coming back after the humiliating loss to Vian last week at home. â€śThe good thing about that loss is that we play Wilburton next. If there's one team that these kids want a redo with, based upon the experience against Wilburton last year, was that one. I guess the way the scheduling fell, it's Wilburton this week. Because of that, they've had a great week of practice.â€ť