Panama wants to make Friday night a happy homecoming with win over Wilburton to begin District 2A-6 play

The last time the Panama Razorbacks were home, they had a strong opening half against the Gore Pirates before losing in the season opener Aug. 30 at George Ollie Stadium. The Hogs are hoping for some of that same magic, this time for a full four quarters, on Friday night.The Razorbacks will open District 2A-6 play at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Wilburton Diggers at George Ollie Stadium.“It's good to be at home after being away for two weeks,” said Brandon Ellis, Panama's second-year coach. “It's homecoming, so that will be good for the kids. No one likes to lose on homecoming. It looks like it's going to be the first chance at a nice Friday night with no chance of rain.”The Hogs (0-3) lost their last two road games by a combined 80-6 — 44-0 Sept. 7 against Roland and 36-6 last week against Warner.“I think we've just shot ourselves in the foot a lot,” Ellis said. “Offensively, we've had good drives, but they've just sputtered out. We just don't know how to finish it. It's been just a couple of plays where if we finish, We could have had tied ball games. It's just the bitty mistakes that are clipping us, and we're working hard each week to try to correct those things. I still think we're better now than we were at this time last year.”