The Spiro Bulldogs seem to be heading in the right direction, especially the way that last Friday night's home-opening 20-12 win over the Muldrow Bulldogs ended.
â€śI thought we had a better second half,â€ť said Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach. â€śWe didn't play very well in the first half, offensively or defensively. We came back and had a strong second half. We had some good defensive stands. Our quarterback (Trevon Mitchem) had a long touchdown run. We were able to take advantage of some breaks. (Jermaine) Jimmerson was steady for us in the backfield. We just were able to make something happen.â€ť
The Bulldogs (1-1) will look for their second straight win when they travel to meet the Haskell Haymakers at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The Haymakers (2-0) come in with two road victories for their home opener tonight, beating Colcord 44-20 in their opener followed by a 34-12 victory over Morris.
â€śThey're a good team,â€ť Bunch said. â€śThey have a good quarterback. He does a good job on reading the defense. He does a good job of pulling the ball out of the running back and keeping it himself. They also have a big running back who's 225 (pounds) who will run over you. We have to play a good defensive game to have a chance to win.â€ť
To Get There â€” Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west past Sunset Corner to U.S. Highway 59. Take U.S. 59 north to Sallisaw. Take Interstate 40 west to the Muskogee Turnpike. Take the Muskogee Turnpike north to Oklahoma State Highway 165 in Muskogee. Take Highway 165 west to U.S. Highway 64. Take U.S. 64 west through Muskogee to Haskell.