When two county football teams, the Pocola Indians and the Spiro Bulldogs, met in Friday nightâ€™s scrimmage at Spiroâ€™s McClain Stadium, each teamâ€™s strength came to the forefront.
Offensively, the Bulldogs will be counting upon senior quarterback McKinley Whitfield to lead the way, and he did just that.
In the final part of the scrimmage where it was a simulated half of football, Whitfield had a 38-yard touchdown pass to D.T. Neal, to go with two long pass plays to Chad Tye â€” covering 20 and 40 yards.
In the scrimmage part to set up the simulated-game situation, Whitfield took it to the house from 40 yards out as well as had two 20-yard pass plays, a 20-yarder to Neal and a 22-yarder to Jerry Vega.
Pocolaâ€™s strength, at least early on, is its defense, which also shined in Friday nightâ€™s scrimmage. Deâ€™Aundre Wilkins picked off a Whitfield pass during the simulated game to thwart a Spiro drive, the Indiansâ€™ defense forced a fumble on the next possession at the goal line to stop the Bulldogs once more.