Talihina stayed undefeated with another easy win, Spiro suffered its first loss and Poteau fell to Metro Christian in Week 5 high school football games on Friday.
Talihina improved to 5-0 with a 68-0 win at Gore, Eufaula downed Spiro 21-12, in 3A-8 play and Metro Christian overcame Poteau, 35-33, in Costner Stadium.
Also on Friday, Heavener evened its win total from last year with a 14-12 win at Valliant (see STORY), Panama was defeated by Hartshorne, 47-7, Pocola was beaten by Antlers, 32-6, Keota stayed perfect with a 56-8 victory over Arkoma and Cave Springs was too much for Bokoshe, 48-0.
Talihina got another big start in its win over Gore by outscoring the Pirates, 30-0, in the first quarter. The Golden Tigers built the lead to 52-0 at the half and 68-0 through three quarters. Talihina is 5-0 and 2-0 in district play with a bye next week.
Eufaula improved to 4-1 and 2-0 with the 21-12 win over Spiro at home. The Bulldogs drop to 4-1 and 1-1. Spiro takes a break from district play next week to host undefeated Stroud.
Metro Christian held off Poteau in the best game of the night. Metro held the lead all night and a failed two-point conversion by the Pirates after their first touchdown was the difference.
Ben Klutts threw two touchdown passes to Jordan Key, Austin Archey scored a pair of touchdowns on runs and Roger Barcheers returned an interception for a score for Poteau.
Poteau drops to 2-3 and 1-1. The Pirates are at Stilwell next week.
Panama scored on its opening drive against Hartshorne on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Andy Burris to Ben Whiteaker. The PAT gave the Razorbacks an early 7-0 lead, but Hartshorne was in control from that point on.
The loss drops Panama to 3-2 and 1-1. The Razorbacks travel to Foyil next for a non-district game.
Pocola dropped to 1-4 and 0-1 in its district opener against Antlers with the 32-6 loss to the Bearcats. Antlers improves to 3-2 and 1-1. The Indians host Liberty in a district game on Friday.
The county’s eight-man teams both lost against undefeated teams. Keota handled Arkoma, 56-8, while Cave Springs downed Bokoshe, 48-0.
Arkoma is at Porum on Friday while Bokoshe travels to Midway.