POCOLA — If there is a good thing about last week's 75-6 loss to the Vian Wolverines in the District 2A-6 opener for the Pocola Indians, it is that there's the Wilburton Diggers waiting in the wings.
Last year, the Diggers came to John Carter Field and left with a 21-14 victory. The Indians (3-1, 0-1 in district play), who saw their six-game winning streak dating back to last season snapped by last week's loss, do not want the same thing to happen this year when the two teams meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Wilburton.
“They've responded well,” Pocola Coach Rick Lang said about coming back after the humiliating loss to Vian last week at home. “The good thing about that loss is that we play Wilburton next. If there's one team that these kids want a redo with, based upon the experience against Wilburton last year, was that one. I guess the way the scheduling fell, it's Wilburton this week. Because of that, they've had a great week of practice.”