Sulphur will be trying to right the ship when it plays at Pauls Valley Friday.


Sulphur will be trying to right the ship when it plays at Pauls Valley Friday.

The Bulldogs have been hampered by a lot of injuries this year. Last week, the Bulldogs lost quarterback Ty Williams for the rest of the year. The team also lost starting tailback and linebacker Dylan Walker two weeks ago against Madill.

Williams rushed for almost 100 yards against Plainview in the first half last week before breaking his leg on the last play of the half. Sophomore Ryan Rackley replaced Williams last week, and will do so again the next two games.

Sulphur coach Jim Dixon said has been unlucky with injuries this year, but Rackley has been doing well at quarterback.

Pauls Valley (4-4, 3-1 District 3A-2) has stirred up the district, knocking off frontrunner Purcell two weeks ago. That created a four-way tie in district standings with Purcell, Plainview and Madill.

Sulphur (3-5, 0-4) has lost two consecutive district games.

Marietta at Kingston
Kingston and Marietta have taken similar roads this year, and Friday they will battle for the last playoff spot in their district.

Kingston and Marietta both have three district losses, but with a win they could still get into the playoffs.

“There is a lot riding on it,” Marietta coach Dewayne Taylor said. “We will be two evenly matched teams. It should be a real slugfest.”

Marietta (3-5, 1-3 District 2A-4) has lost two consecutive district games, and will have to win Friday and beat Tishomingo the week after to have a chance at making the playoffs.

Kingston (2-6, 2-3) will have its last district game this week and will finish next week against Plainview. The Redskins have won two consecutive games after starting the season 0-6.

Kingston coach John Caraway said his team, which is down to 24 players, has developed over the season and the game with Marietta “is a playoff game in itself.”

Konawa at Tishomingo
Tishomingo got a good win against Antlers last week, and coach Mark Patterson hopes that will launch his team into a good ending to the season.

Tishomingo (2-6, 2-2 District 2A-4) hosts Konawa Friday on Senior Night. Konawa is also 2-2 in district play.

Konawa is 3-5 overall and coming off a 19-13 loss to Kingston. Tishomingo beat Konawa 33-27 last year at Konawa.

The Indians lost Gage Hefley last week when the receiver fell and broke his collarbone while catching a touchdown pass.