The king is dead, long live the king

Alabama was knocked out of the ranks of the undefeated Saturday by Texas A&M, and now all the fans of the Big 12 are praying that at least two of the three undefeated teams — Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame — will run the tables. It is time for a Bowl Championship Series national champion that is not from the SEC. A&M screwed up big time. If the Aggies would have stayed in the Big 12, they more than likely would be undefeated and have a chance to play for the national championship.• • •The only LeFlore County football team that survived the first week of the high school playoffs was the Talihina Golden Tigers. We wish them well Friday night as they face No. 8 Warner on the road in the second round of the Class A playoffs.• • •The Poteau High School Football Banquet will be Friday night at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center on the campus of Poteau High School. It promises to be a good night. There will be awards given and speeches made, but overall there will be a time to reflect upon the season and the future of Poteau High School football.