It was a rough night for the LeFlore County teams on Friday as only three squads captured a win.
Talihina opened district play with a 45-10 win over Panama (see story), while Arkoma remained undefeated and Spiro snapped a three-game losing streak.
Arkoma built a big lead early and went on to smash Eagle Point, 45-0, the second straight week the losers lost to a county team after falling to Bokoshe last week. Arkoma improves to 5-0 overall before facing perennial district power Maud on the road next week.
Spiro snapped a three-game losing streak with a 34-19 win at home over Eufaula. The victory improves the Bulldogs to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in district play. Spiro will look to make it two straight next week at Hugo.
In other county games on Friday, Poteau lost its third straight in a 42-36 loss at Tulsa Webster, Wilburton edged Pocola, 14-13, in an important 2A-6 game, Vian downed Heavener, 55-0, and Bokoshe fell at Claremore Christian, 48-0.
Poteau overcame a 16-point deficit as Kendrick Hardaway returned a kickoff for a touchdown and Wilson Klutts paired up with Jace Pitchford on a pair of touchdown passes as the Pirates came back to tie the score at 36 with just over four minutes left.
But Webster scored in the final minute and recovered the kickoff. Poteau did not hold and got the ball back in the Warriors’ territory with 30 seconds left, but could not score.
Poteau drops to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in district play heading into a home game with Stilwell next week.
Pocola fell in the important district game at Wilburton. Both teams are expected to be among the playoff contenders and the loss hurt the Indians’ chances. Pocola dropped to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in district play while Wilburton is 3-2 and 2-0.
Pocola hosts Talihina next week.
Heavener had a tough time at Vian, losing 55-0 to the sixth-ranked Wolverines as the Wolves were also dealing with the loss of coach John Thompson’s older brother, Mark, who passed away earlier in the week.
After breaking through for its first win last week, Bokoshe struggled on the road at Claremore Christian and fell, 48-0, to fall to 1-4. The Tigers host Prue next week.