With the biggest game for the Arkoma Mustangs football team coming up on Nov. 8 on Senior Night at Mustang Field, the locals are using this Friday night's non-district road game with Wright Christian in Tulsa as a tune-up for that regular-season finale.
“We're definitely wanting to play a lot of our kids, and get as many offensive and defensive reps as we can — because next week is our big game against Webbers Falls,” Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said about Friday night's 7 p.m. contest. “We can either be the No. 2 seed, the No. 3 seed, the No. 4 seed or totally be out of the playoffs depending on that outcome.”
The reason there will be so much riding on the Webbers Falls game is the Mustangs suffered a 66-22 loss to Class C's fourth-ranked Thackerville Wildcats last week — in a game they were only down 26-22 before surrendering 40 second-half points.
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To Get There — Take Oklahoma State Highway 112 across the state line to Wheeler Avenue in Fort Smith, Ark. Take Wheeler Avenue north to Garrison Avenue (U.S. 64). Take Garrison Avenue/U.S. 64 west to Interstate 40. Take I-40 west to Muskogee Turnpike. Take Muskogee Turnpike west to Broken Arrow, where it becomes the Broken Arrow Expressway (Oklahoma State Highway 51). Take the Broken Arrow Expressway/Highway 51 west to Garnett Road. Turn right (north) on Garnett Road to Admiral Place. Turn right (east) on Admiral Place to Wright Christian Academy.