The 2022 football districts started Friday for five of the six LeFlore County teams with a mixed bag of results.
Poteau rolled to its 29th straight district win with a 44-7 win over Fort Gibson. The Pirates improve to 3-1 overall, 1-0 in district play. The Pirates make the long trip to Madill next week.
Heavener came close in a game attempted to live stream by the Ledger, overcoming a three-touchdown deficit to take the lead in the second half before Valliant rallied late to defeat the Wolves, 32-21.
Trailing 12-0 at halftime, the Wolves gave up an early score in the third quarter to trail 18-0, before storming back to take a 21-18 lead before some questionable calls by the officials allowed Valliant to recover and get the 32-21 win.
Heavener is 1-3 overall and 0-1 in district. The Wolves are on the road again at district favorite Eufaula, which defeated Spiro, 48-13 Friday.
The Bulldogs drop to 2-2 and 0-1 and looks to get its first district game at home next week at home against Antlers.
Both the county Class A teams had big wins Friday in district openers. Panama (2-2 and 1-0) swamped Porter, 45-21. Porter drops to 2-2 and 0-1. The Razorbacks have a bye next week.
Pocola snapped a two-game losing streak, crushing Canadian, 54-6, on the road. The Indians improve to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in district play. Canadian, the town, not the country, drops to 0-4 and 0-1. Pocola hosts Central next week in a key early district contest.
Arkoma fell for the third straight time, losing to undefeated Dewar, 58-8. Dewar is 3-0. Arkoma falls to 1-3 and has a bye next week.
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