Panama hits road for Friday night football at Hartshorne

The Panama Razorbacks are still trying to seek that elusive first football win of the season. They had a shot at that last week for homecoming at George Ollie Stadium against the Wilburton Diggers. Due to falling behind early, it made the Hogs play catch-up football all night.“Defensively, we stepped up in the second half,” said Brandon Ellis, Panama's second-year coach. “We just fell too far behind and tried to play catch up the whole games. Offensively, the low point was we had five turnovers, and that just killed our drives.”The Razorbacks (0-4, 0-1 in District 2A-6 play) will hope for bigger and better things when they travel to meet the Hartshorne Miners (2-2, 1-0 in district play) at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.“We have our sights set on Hartshorne this week,” Ellis said. “It's another district game. We're excited, and ready to go. The kids aren't down. They're looking for our first win."That's what district play is about. It varies from week to week. Every Friday night is a new opportunity.”To Get There — Take U.S. 59 south to Poteau. Take U.S. 271 south to Wister. Take U.S. 270 west to Hartshorne.