All the county football teams, aside from Heavener, will play their Week 8 games tonight instead of Friday.
The biggest game of the week is Arkoma visiting Webbers Falls in a matchup of the two teams in Class C-4 still undefeated in district play.
Arkoma is coming off a big win over Midway while Webbers Falls still has games left with Midway and Maud.
The Mustangs are 7-0 overall and 4-0 in district play. Webbers Falls is 6-1 and 5-0 and has allowed only 46 points this season.
Poteau’s playoff hopes depend on tonight’s home game with Broken Bow. The Pirates must win their final three games, starting with the Savages tonight if they have any hopes of making the postseason.
Poteau is 3-4 overall and 1-3 in district competition. Broken Bow is 5-2 and 3-1 with its lone district loss coming against Hilldale.
Spiro has a big one at Valliant tonight. The defending district champion Bulldogs are also in desperate need of a win to make the playoffs. With two district losses after last week’s loss to Seminole, Spiro is tied with four other teams, including Valliant, for third place in the district standings.
Spiro is 3-4 overall while Valliant is 5-2 with losses to Seminole and Eufaula in district play. Spiro still has games left with Atoka and Stigler.
Pocola pretty much controls its own destiny in 2A-6 as it hosts Panama tonight. The Indians are 4-3 and 1-3 in district play, tied with Heavener and Talihina for fourth place in the seven-team district. Pocola has already defeated Talihina and has a game against Heavener in the regular-season finale.
Panama is still looking for its first win.
Talihina has the top three teams in the district left in its schedule after dropping its last two games to Pocola and Heavener. The Tigers must knock off at least one of the leaders to make the playoffs with the first chance coming tonight at Wilburton.
Talihina is 5-2 and 1-3. Wilburton is 4-3 and 3-0, but still has games left with district leaders Hartshorne and Vian.
Heavener is off this week and has games with Panama next week and Pocola in week 10.
The final game of the week has Bluejacket at Bokoshe. Bluejacket is 2-4 and 1-3 while the Tigers are 1-5 and 0-4.