Momentum swing dooms Durant in season opener

Lions fall to Poteau, Ardmore up next

By Kevin Farr -

Durant senior Brandon Davis managed a pair of catches for 11 yards in Friday’s season opener at Poteau despite playing with an injured foot. The Lions saw things slip away in a big way in the final quarter against the Pirates as they dropped a 52-17 verdict.

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Cade Buchanan (5) completed 15 of 30 passes for 208 yards on Friday night in the season opener while Matt Gillis (21) chipped in 57 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown.

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POTEAU – Momentum swings can turn a football game on a dime, especially early in the season, and the youth-laden Durant Lions found out the hard way Friday night in LeFlore County. For two and a half quarters went almost as head coach Ray Richards had hoped with the Lions threatening to tie or take
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