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Another dramatic win for Poteau; Pirates get second straight comeback win, this one over Van Buren

September 14, 2013

KEY-ING THE DEFENSE — Poteau's Jordan Key, center left, tackles Van Buren (Ark.) ball carrier Tyrone Joseph during the first quarter of Friday night's game at Costner Stadium. PDN photo by David Seeley

For the second straight week, the Poteau Pirates staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback to seal the deal against the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers by the score of 43-40 Friday night at Costner Stadium.
In the postgame huddle, Poteau coach Greg Werner was thrilled with the way the Pirates fought back after falling in a major 21-point ditch to begin the game. The heat and humidity had a major factor in this game. Jace Pitchford, the Poteau quarterback and the cog that turns the Poteau offensive wheels, sat out a majority of the fourth quarter, but he came back in and connected on an 89-yard hook and lateral — Pitchford to Jarrett Lowrimore to Kendrick Hardaway and that touchdown put the Pirates over the top as they won their second game of the year.

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