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Pirates defeat Red Tornadoes to gain semifinal spot thanks to last-second field goal; Poteau will play winner of Saturday's Oologah-OKC Douglass game next week

November 23, 2013

SEMIFINAL BOUND! — Poteau running back Roger Barcheers, front, makes a first-quarter run during Friday night's Class 4A state quarterfinal playoff game against defending state champion Clinton at Costner Stadium. The Pirates edged the Red Tornadoes to make it to next week's state semifinals. PDN photo by David Seeley

It is pretty much a consensus that Friday night's Class 4A state quarterfinal victory for the Poteau Pirates over the defending state champion Clinton Red Tornadoes is perhaps the biggest win the Pirates have ever had on the hallowed grounds of Costner Stadium. The Poteau Pirates in all reality dominated the Red Tornadoes. Poteau kicked a 20-yard field goal with four seconds left in the game for a 10-7 win to put the Pirates in the Final Four against the winner of today's Oologah-Oklahoma City Douglas winner in next week's state semifinals. The Oologah-Douglass game was postponed Friday night due to inclement weather.
That game has been postponed until Saturday.

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