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TULSA â€” Two things the Spiro Bulldogs excelled at in a three-way scrimmage Thursday night at Marshall Milton Stadium was their passing game and a bend-but-donâ€™t-break defense.
The Bulldogs scored a passing touchdown against Tulsa Webster, going on to win 7-0 over the host-Warriors, but finished in a pair of scoreless deadlocks with Okmulgee, which carries the same nickname.
In all three sessions, Spiroâ€™s defense gave up big plays but eventually forced turnovers on downs. It also recovered a fumble early in the first session against Okmulgee.
â€śI was (pleased),â€ť Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said. â€śI thought we ran to the ball. There was a few plays up front where we didnâ€™t do a good job with the down-front lineman. Sometimes, we were supposed to slant, and they didnâ€™t really slant. Those things can be corrected. Overall, I was pleased with the defense. On offense, we've still got a long ways to go.â€ť
Spiro will have its final scrimmage next week at McClain Stadium against Stilwell.