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Panthers return to the win column and playoffs

Panthers return to the win column and playoffs By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Prior to Friday night’s season finale against the Kellyville Ponies, Okemah knew they were locked into a postseason matchup against the Chisholm Longhorns thanks to their early success in district play. With a playoff game secured, Okemah played for pride and…

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Lights dim on Panthers season

Lights dim on Panthers season By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Okemah faced their toughest opponent yet when Jones pulled into the Pecan Bowl with their 7-1 record. The Longhorns boast enough depth to allow their athletes to play only one side of the ball while the Panthers leave everything they have on the field…

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Chandler rains on Panthers, 34-12

Chandler rains on Panthers, 34-12 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Looking to recapture momentum towards a playoff run, Okemah showed up in Chandler on Friday night with a fire in their belly. By the end of the game, that fire had been quenched by a persistent rainfall and a tough second half as Chandler…

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Panthers shut out, 15-0

Panthers shut out, 15-0 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The 2019 Okemah football season has been one for the highlight reel when it comes to offensive production. That wasn’t the case however against the Meeker Bulldogs where the Panthers were uncharacteristically out of rhythm and flat. One might be inclined to blame it on…

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Panthers roll past Prague, 56-25

Panthers roll past Prague, 56-25 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Homecoming had all of the elements that make football great as the first chill of fall arrived and two teams yet to be defeated in district play squared off inside the Pecan Bowl.  The Prague Red Devils are a familiar rival that have come…

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Panther’s aerial assault levels Wolverines, 50-16

Panther’s aerial assault levels Wolverines, 50-16 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter If you didn’t go to the game in Holdenville on Friday night and are looking for a recap in this article, it would not be a disservice to you as a reader to just say the Panthers unloaded from the bus and proceeded…

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Panthers Cruz past Knights, 46-7

Panthers Cruz past Knights, 46-7 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The road to a 2019 post-season appearance began Friday night as the Panthers faced their first district opponent of the season. Looking to right the ship after a tough non-conference schedule, Okemah sailed past Henryetta with a convincing 46-7 victory. The Panthers faced a…

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Panthers stumble on the road, lose 45-28

Panthers stumble on the road, lose 45-28  By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Okemah traveled to Hugo Friday night to close out the non-conference portion of the season. Facing a 0-2 opponent and coming off a dominating performance the previous week, the Panthers seemed primed for a second straight road win. Hugo didn’t get the…

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Okemah vs. Stroud: Touchdowns, turnovers and missed calls

Okemah vs. Stroud: Touchdowns, turnovers and missed calls By Justin Scrimshire The 2019 Okemah Panthers High School football season kicked off at home Friday night with a non-conference game against the Stroud Tigers. Despite being gifted five turnovers from the young, out-manned Panthers and a few pivotal missed calls from the officiating crew, the heavily…

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