Panama visits Spiro to get football season under way

The Panama Razorbacks and the Spiro Bulldogs will get the 2011 LeFlore County high school football season off and running when they meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Spiro's McClain Stadium.The ’Dogs won last year's match-up 27-14 at Panama's George Ollie Stadium. But Spiro Coach Chris Bunch believes his team will see a different-looking Razorback team tonight.“They have a new coach (Brandon Ellis) who's doing things different than last year,” Bunch said”. We're expecting to see some different stuff from them on defense, and a little bit of some different stuff on offense.”On the other hand, the Razorbacks are coming off a 0-10 season in 2010, and a win would be very important — and not just to the program itself.“A win would be huge,” Ellis said. “The boys are really needing to win. The town needs a win. They need something positive right now. I don't think you can put a price tag on it. A win will be huge.”