Arkoma in District C-4 showdown Friday night at Thackerville

The biggest game this season for the Arkoma Mustangs football team will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday as they travel to meet Class C's fourth-ranked Thackerville Wildcats at Thackerville's Wildcat Stadium in a crucial District C-4 contest.The Mustangs (4-2, 4-1 in district play) have won three straight games since losing a heart-breaking 43-42 game to the Maud Tigers on Sept. 20. Arkoma has beaten Sasakwa (81-32), Southwest Covenant (48-0) and Midway (65-28).“That loss gave us a bad taste in our mouths, and we don't want to have that feeling again,” Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. “Since then, we've played well, and we're getting better. We're practicing harder and playing better. Defensively, we're getting better. I knew all year that our offense was going to score points, but I wasn't sure if our defense would step up and they have been stepping up.”• • •To Get There — Take Oklahoma State Highway 112 south to Poteau. Take U.S. 271 south to Wister. Take U.S. 270 west to McAlester. Take U.S. 69 south to Durant. Take U.S. 70 west to Kingston. Take Oklahoma State Highway 32 west through Marietta to Interstate 35. Take I-35 south to Thackerville.• • •District C-4 StandingsTeam District Overall +/-Thackerville 4-0 6-0 +60Arkoma 4-1 4-2 +59Webbers Falls 3-1 4-2 +29Sasakwa 3-1 3-3 +19Maud 2-2 4-3 -13SW Covenant 1-3 2-3 -19Midway 1-5 1-6 -60Bokoshe 0-5 1-6 -75