Arkoma moved a step closer to a district championship with a crushing win while Spiro came up short and Heavener repeated its upset from 44 years ago in high school football action Friday night.
Poteau opened the weekend with a 41-7 loss Thursday at Sallisaw (see story).
In a showdown of two of the three teams vying for a district championship in C-4, Arkoma smashed Midway, 86-36, to stay undefeated on the season and in district play.
The Mustangs are now 7-0 overall and 4-0 in district play. Arkoma has another big one on Thursday when the Mustangs visit Webbers Falls, also undefeated in district play.
Last year, Spiro was undefeated going into its district game at Seminole. The Chieftains downed Spiro by one point last year, the Bulldogs’ only loss until the playoffs.
Seminole entered Friday’s game undefeated with Spiro hoping to pull off the upset. The Chieftains built a big lead early, saw Spiro fight back to within eight points, but that was as close as the Bulldogs could get as Seminole won, 34-18.
Seminole improves to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in district play. Spiro drops to 3-4 and 2-2.
It was 44 years ago that Heavener surprised defending state champion Talihina (see story), and history sort of repeated itself Friday.
Talihina entered Friday’s game with only one loss while Heavener had only won one game.
The Wolves scored on their opening drive and after an interception, upped the lead to 14-0 in the first quarter. The lead eventually reached 28-7 before the Tigers scored late for the final 28-13 score.
Heavener improves to 2-5 and 1-3 while Talihina drops to 5-2 and 1-2.
Pocola came up short in a key district game at Hartshorne, 25-19. The Indians drop to 4-3 and 1-3. Hartshorne improves to 6-1 and 3-0.
The Indians host Panama next week.
In the final game involving county teams last night, Panama fell to Vian, 57-7.