Heavener football Coach Jeff Broyles hopes history repeats itself Friday night.
The last time the Wolves won two straight games was in 2012. The second win came against Valliant, Heavener’s opponent on the road Friday night in the District 2A-6 opener on the road. The Ledger will try to steam the game on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Heavener is 1-2 and boasts a 47-32 win over longstanding rival Hartshorne in its last outing two weeks ago before having a bye last week.
The Wolves’ bye week did allow some bumps and bruises to heal up.
“I wasn’t crazy about it,” said Broyles. “We worked on our tackling. We sat down as a staff and decided what we wanted to work on and tackling was definitely one of them. Did we get better? We will find out Friday night. I’d like to think we’re in a little better situation coming off a win than those guys.”
Despite Valliant’s 0-3 record, Broyles knows the Bulldogs present a challenge.
“They have three or four kids that we don’t have anyone on our team that can catch,” he said.
LeFlore County football teams went 2-3 in Week 3 games Friday night, in the final tune-ups for all of the county teams other than Arkoma.
Heavener (1-2) had a bye and visits Valliant (0-3) to start district play next week.
Poteau bounced back from last week’s loss to Metro Christian, building a big lead in the first half and holding off Chandler in the second half for a 30-21 victory. The Pirates are 2-1 and start district play next week at home against Fort Gibson. Chandler, 2-1, visits Kellyville.
Panama (1-2) got its first win by whipping Wilburton, 41-20 in the Razorbacks’ last non-district contest. The Razorbacks are at Porter next week. Wilburton is 0-3 and goes to Antlers.
In the best game of the evening, Mena improved to 3-1 by holding on to defeat Pocola, 35-34. The Indians are 2-2 and go to Canadian in their district opener next week. Mena is 3-1 and plays at Arkadelphia next week.
Spiro’s perfect start to the season was ended as Muldrow took a 34-7 in the win during the battle of the Bulldogs. Spiro is 2-1 and hosts Eufaula next week. Muldrow is 3-0 and goes up against Checotah.
Arkoma (1-2) after losing two straight, faces one of its toughest tests of the season as the Mustangs host undefeated Dewar (2-0),