County teams go 1-4 to open playoffs

The first round of the Oklahoma state football playoffs Friday turned out to a be a rough night for LeFlore County teams as they went 1-4 to kick off the postseason.

Only undefeated Poteau moved on to the second round where the Pirates will host Newcastle next week in a 4A quarterfinal game after Poteau defeated Miami, 41-13, for the second straight year. Newcastle advanced with a 46-21 win over Elk City.

Newcastle is 9-2 with district losses to Blanchard and Tuttle.

The two teams play at Costner Stadium 7 p.m. Friday with the winner advancing to the semifinals.

The news wasn’t as good for the other playoff teams. Heavener put a major scare into Sequoyah-Tahlequah before coming up short, 30-28 (see STORY); Prague stayed perfect with a 45-0 win over Spiro; Wyandotte fought off Panama, 24-22; and Colcord ran past Pocola, 50-20.

Heavener finishes 7-4. Spiro closes at 6-5, Panama is 6-5 and Pocola closes at 7-4.

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