Playoff picture starting to take shape with two weeks left in 2012 regular season

As you read on the previous page, you found out who won and lost on Week 8 Thursday night.Those wins, or losses, helped shape the high school football playoff picture as we head into the final two weeks of the regular season.Some teams, like Spiro (District 3A-8), Pocola (District 2A-6) and Talihina (District A-6), were in positions to control their own destinies by winning out as action began Thursday night.Other teams, like Poteau (District 4A-4), Heavener (District 3A-8), Panama (District 2A-6) and Arkoma (District C-4) were pretty much needing to win out, then get some help — which may have come Thursday night.As my preview stories on our teams in next week's editions will touch on, we'll know where our teams stand with respect to their playoff-making status.