To tell the truth…we didn’t grow up with an overwhelming desire to pick high school football games on a website.
That’s probably because there weren’t websites back then…right? Uh, yeah.
But that is what life has come to and we’d like to see the Vegas betters do better. Despite it only being opening week, we soared to a 7-1 record, only missing the Arkoma and Keota game, which we narrowly missed by some 45 points.
However, other than that embarrassing gaffe, we correctly picked all other seven games, including Poteau to win at Durant, etc.
Now, it is time once more to put our money where our mouth is, not that there is actually any money on the line. Only pride. And lot’s of it, by gosh.
We’re going alphabetical here at the Journal picks this year so no claims of homerism can take place, not that homerism ever takes place at any of our fine LeFlore County media outlets. As if.
ARKOMA AT BOKOSHE–An intense battle of LeFlore County’s only eight-man football teams. Arkoma got roughed up in its opener at Keota, as previously mentioned, while Bokoshe almost won its opener. Lots of points! County and district pride! David Seeley in attendance! Wow. ARKOMA 42, BOKOSHE 28.
HARTSHORNE AT HEAVENER–A tough one. Heavener hasn’t started 2-0 since most of the current Wolfies were still napping at school. Hartshorne lost its opener and may not be as good as usual, but Miners have dominated the series. Wolves won an opener for first time since 2005. No Union Christian for Heavener this week and we go out on a limb by saying Blake Smittle will not gain 431 yards rushing again this week. But…HEAVENER 21, HARTSHORNE 20.
PANAMA AT ROLAND–Panama looked good for a half in its opener against Gore. Roland lost to Muldrow. Razorbacks do get an extra day of practice over Roland. Will that help? Yes, but probably not enough as Panama steps up a class and is playing on the road. ROLAND 28, PANAMA 14.
POCOLA AT HAILEYVILLE–Pocola escaped with a win last week on the road. The Indians will not provide such dramatics this week. POCOLA 28, HAILEYVILLE 6.
POTEAU AT VAN BUREN–Poteau’s 2012 road tour to bigger schools continues again this Friday. The trip will be shorter, but is crossing over the state line, never good news for an Oklahoma school when they go to Arkansas, except for Union Christian this year. Pirates should have lots of confidence after last week’s come-from-behind win at Durant. Van Buren got taken to the proverbial woodshed by Alma. Big stadium and crowd. No excuses for Poteau fans not to make this trip. A really tough call. POTEAU 17, VAN BUREN 14.
MULDROW AT SPIRO–Spiro’s scheduler was not easy on the Bulldogs. Open with Vian, then host Muldrow. Stepping up a class are the Bulldogs this week. Spiro just glad Vian is off the schedule until next year. MULDROW 28, SPIRO 21.
ANTLERS AT TALIHINA–Talihina has had its way with Antlers over the last few years. Only thing that could keep this from happening again is mechanical failure by the Antlers bus. TALIHINA 35, ANTLERS 0.