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November 5, 2013

Midweek Update: Football regular season ends Friday

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McALESTER —

Before his injury, Wood doubled as one of the Buffs’ starting linebackers and Caden Pratt as one of the starting safeties. Coach Pratt said Wood won’t play defense Friday, but Caden Pratt will.

Caden Pratt hasn’t played nearly as much defense during the last four weeks as fellow safeties Allen Woodmore and Rhyln Stephens. Wood’s return should balance out the demands placed on all three defensive backs.

Pittsburg:

Pittsburg opened its basketball season with a sweep against Wilson-Henryetta, a Class B school, on Friday. The Lady Panthers won 71-25, then the Panthers won, 60-49.

Pittsburg, also a Class B school, didn’t fare as well against Class A opponent Mason on Saturday. The Lady Panthers lost 64-33, then the Panthers lost a close one, 52-48.

Pittsburg’s season continued Tuesday at Crowder, and it next plays Friday at Stuart before returning home to face Kiowa next Tuesday.

Quinton:

Quinton football plays at Haileyville on Friday for the final game of the regular season. A win by the Savages would mean the school’s first playoff berth since 2010.

Savanna:

Savanna’s football regular season ends Friday at home against Central Sallisaw. Central leads Savanna by one game in District A-6, so a Bulldogs win would clinch second place and a home playoff game.

The Bulldogs have already clinched a playoff spot, but they lost their chance at a second district title by losing to Talihina in Week 9.

Stuart:

Stuart swept its basketball season-opener Friday at Calvin. The Lady Hornets won, 61-32, then the Hornets won, 80-24.

Stuart played at Kiowa on Tuesday and hosts Pittsburg on Friday.

Wilburton:

Wilburton’s football seasons ends Friday at Hartshorne. The Diggers are 0-9 this season and have lost 12 games in a row dating back to a Week 8 loss against Vian during the 2012 season.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

 

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