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Five county teams in action Friday

Only five LeFlore County football teams are scheduled to be in action for Week 9 games Friday night.

Spiro’s game at Vian and Gans at Arkoma were both canceled.

District standings after Week 8

Heavener (1-7 and 0-5) visits Pocola (1-7 and 0-5) for a game to decide the cellar dweller in District 2A-5 and seedings for the postseason if both teams choose to participate. This is the first game between the two county schools since 2011.

The Wolves lead the series, 17-9, which dates back to 1978.

Poteau (6-2 and 5-0) will be shooting for its 22nd straight district win when the Pirates host Fort Gibson (6-2 and 3-2), which has lost its two previous games. Poteau could clinch the District 4A-4 championship with a win and if Sallisaw defeats Broken Bow.

After two straights weeks against district heavyweights Cascia Hall and Vian, Panama (3-5, 2-3) hosts Keys (2-6, 2-3) in a contest which will help determine the postseason seedings. The Razorbacks still have a shot at finishing fourth, but must defeat the Cougars this week and win at Roland next week.

Talihina is looking for its first win as the Golden Tigers (0-3, 0-1) visit Central Sallisaw (2-5, 1-3) in another district contest. Talihina played last week for the first time since Sept. 11.

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