Battle of Bulldogs Friday night for Spiro at Valliant

One thing will be for sure at the end of Friday night — the Bulldogs will win. The only question will be is the winning team from Spiro or Valliant.Spiro (6-1 overall, 4-0 in District 3A-8 play) will visit Valliant (2-5, 2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a battle of Bulldogs.Spiro is on a six-game winning streak since losing its season opener 32-14 to Vian. The local Bulldogs are entering coming off a 35-7 win over Heavener on Oct. 17 at Harvey Stadium. However, in Spiro coach Chris Bunch's opinion, it took a strong second half to pull away from the pesky Wolves.“I thought in the second half we played better against Heavener, but not the first half,” he said. “We went out there and scored early, but then I thought the kids started taking them too lightly the rest of the first half. We made some adjustments in the second half to get us going.”• • •To Get There — Take U.S. 271 south to Poteau. Take U.S. 59 south to U.S. 259. Take U.S. 259 south to Idabel. Take U.S. 70 west to Valliant.• • •District 3A-8 StandingsTeam District Overall +/-Spiro 4-0 6-1 +36Stigler 3-1 5-2 +34Checotah 3-1 6-1 +38Eufaula 2-2 3-4 +12Valliant 2-2 2-5 -12Heavener 1-3 2-4 -28Roland 1-3 4-3 -21Idabel 0-4 0-7 -59