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Despite Saturday's title game loss, 2013 was still a banner for Poteau Pirates football team

December 17, 2013

TRYING TO GET AWAY — Poteau quarterback Jace Pitchford, left, tries to get away from Anadarko defenders during the second quarter of Saturday's Class 4A state title game at Oklahoma State University's Boone Pickens Stadium. PDN photo by David Seeley

I was not even born when the Poteau Pirates lost the Class B title game to Fairview in 1946. I was 2 years old when the Pirates were defeated by Sayre in 1950 Class B title game.
My mother was also a Pirate fan, and she told me everything she remembered about both games, and I have always wanted to see the Pirates play in the game for the gold ball. I had that chance Saturday afternoon at Oklahoma State University's Boone Pickens Stadium.
The Pirates played for their first state football title in 63 years Saturday at OSU against the top-ranked Anadarko Warriors.

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