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The District 3A-8 season got off on the wrong foot for the Spiro Bulldogs football team last week, but the â€™Dogs just happened to play a team that is thought to be the favorite to win the district title â€” the Stigler Panthers. The Panthers proved that point to the Bulldogs in a 48-16 win.
â€śThey're a pretty good team,â€ť said Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach. â€śThey scored first and came back and scored again on us. They scored on a couple straight possessions in the second quarter. We came back and then kicked a field goal, but the second quarter was big for them. I think Stigler will be the first-place team in the district.â€ť
However, Bunch believes that the rest of the District 3A-8 teams are pretty evenly matched, thus making quite a race for the runner-up spot.
â€śAfter Stigler, I think second place is up for grabs,â€ť Bunch said. â€śWe have to go hook up and play, and do a better job this week.â€ť
The Bulldogs (1-3, 0-1 in district play) will begin the quest for second place with a home game against the Idabel Warriors (1-3, 0-1) at 7:30 p.m. tonight at McClain Stadium.