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August 10, 2013

Pirates look to improve on .500 season

LOCUST GROVE, OK — Locust Grove will look to improve on last year's 5-5 record this upcoming season. Locust went 4-6 on the field in 2012, but improved to .500 after Tahlequah Sequoyah was forced to vacate nine wins due to ineligibility issues.

The Pirates will kickoff at home Sept. 5 in The Battle of Highway 82 against Salina. Locust ended their four-year skid with their Lake Hudson rival last season, defeating the Wildcats 22-17 in a game which came down to the final minutes.

The Pirates will defend their own turf again against Kansas the following week in another Thursday night game, Sept. 12. Locust slid by Kansas, 8-7, in a defensive battle last season.

Locust Grove will play their first Friday night football game of 2013 when they travel to Stilwell Sept. 20, a team the Pirates embarrassed 32-7 a season ago.

The Pirates will continue their road trip Sept. 27 to play a Tahlequah Sequoyah team which handed LG their first loss last season in a 58-13 homecoming massacre. That loss was later erased.

The Pirates will return home for Week 5 and play Westville for their homecoming matchup Oct. 4. Locust defeated Westville 42-20 last season. Locust will then travel to Jay Oct. 11 with eyes on revenge. The Bulldogs began the Pirates' season-ending five-game losing streak in 2012.

Locust Grove will return home to take on Hilldale Thursday, Oct. 17, a team that's turning many heads preseason as a favorite to win a state title.

After the tough competition with Hilldale, LG will travel to Dewey Oct. 25 before returning home to play Lincoln Christian for the Pirates’ final home game and senior night Nov. 1. Locust Grove’s regular season will end at Keys Nov. 8.

All kickoffs are slated for 7:30 p.m.

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