Another big week of football for Week 7 games as every team is playing district games Friday night.
The two biggest games of the week are Keota (3-3, 1-0) at Arkoma (4-2, 1-0) and Gore (5-1, 1-1) at Talihina (6-1, 2-0).
Also on Friday, Poteau (5-1, 2-1) travels to take on rival Sallisaw (1-5, 1-2), Heavener (0-7, 0-2) visits Muldrow (4-3, 1-1), Spiro (2-4, 2-0) hosts an explosive Valliant (2-5, 1-2) team, Panama (6-1, 2-1) goes to Wilburton (3-3, 1-1), Central (3-3, 3-0) makes the trip to Pocola (1-5, 0-3) and Paoli (3-3, 1-2) is at Bokoshe (1-5, 1-2).
Keota and Arkoma finished as the top two teams in the district last week and opened district play with big wins over Porum and Watts last week.
Gore had a perfect record before losing to Central last week while Talihina is playing for the first time in 11 days. The two teams along with Central and Savanna are looking like the top four teams in the district so a win is extra important for both squads.
Easton Francis will try and have another big game for the Pirates as they visit Sallisaw in a 4A-4 contest. The sophomore rushed 30 times for 237 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-28 win over Stilwell last week.
Poteau can’t afford any stumbles if the Pirates want a shot at a district championship or a home playoff game with Broken Bow and Hilldale still to come. Sallisaw’s only win was against winless Tulsa Rogers.
Heavener is still looking for a win and will have another tough time getting it at Muldrow, which has lost to Idabel and defeated Eufaula in district play.
Spiro will try and stay atop the district standings against a Valliant team which has scored over 60 points in its two previous visits to LeFlore County this year against Heavener and Panama.
The Razorbacks got a big win last week at Antlers and are in second place in the district.
Pocola’s hopes of making the playoffs are in serious jeopardy unless the Indians can pull an upset over Central.
Bokoshe and Paoli are both needing a win to stay in the playoff race as both teams are 1-2 in district play.
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