Poteau and Howe are once again the top picks in both the Journal rankings and the Readers’ Poll after the first week back following the Christmas break.
Both Poteau’s boys and Howe’s girls won their only games of the week with blowout wins over Heavener and Keota.
Pocola’s boys are now third in both rankings after a home win over Cameron. Talihina’s girls are second in both rankings after falling in the finals of the Longhorn Classic while third-ranked Spiro lost in the semifinals of the Bedouin Shrine Classic.
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