By CRAIG HALL
It’s Friday and that means football.
I will be heading up to Spiro tonight to watch Heavener play the Bulldogs in the only game this week involving LeFlore County teams battling each other.
This one could go one of two ways. With Heavener playing without 10 starters, Spiro could run away with the game and win easily. Or, the Heavener players could rise up and make a game out of it.
Hopefully the second one will happen. The Wolves must contain Spiro’s McKinley Whitfield to make the game close or to pull out a win. Whitfield was selected one of the state’s Top 10 players in the preseason by the Daily Oklahoman.
This is the second straight week that has happened for Heavener. Roland’s Austin Cantrell was also named to the list.
Heavener’s offense has struggled some, but Spiro’s defense has given up points, especially last week in a 69-39 loss at Idabel.
It should be interesting. Heavener is looking for its first win over Spiro since 2008 when the Wolves downed the Bulldogs, 58-26. We will post the scores on the Ledger’s Facebook page and our Twitter feed. The links are at the bottom.
Lots of things going on Saturday in Heavener and the surrounding area. The Peter Conser home will be hosting its 120th anniversary with a quilt show, antique tractor show, food and a lot more.
The Heavener Wolf Pups close out their regular season with a pair of games against Waldron. The younger Wolf Pups play at 3 p.m. with the fifth and sixth grade teams kicking off around 4 p.m.
Then on Saturday night, the annual Trail of Treats will be held at Lake Wister State Park. We will have a table set up and give out candy to all the little ones. If you are there, come by and say hello and grab some candy.
I continue to add pictures to the old picture gallery on heavenerledger.com. You can take a look by clicking HERE. We struck gold thanks to the Heavener Public Library, which let us borrow a tub full of old pictures and information. I have a ton of pictures to add and will as time allows.
If you have any old pictures you would like to share, please email them to [email protected] or bring them by the Ledger’s office.