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For 10 days, the Poteau Pirates football team has gone through spring drills. The Pirates will cap off the 10-day period with Thursday night's Red-White Spring Game at 6:30 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
â€śThings have gone well,â€ť said first-year Poteau coach Greg Werner. â€śWe scrimmaged Monday, and we kind of saw where we're at. [Tuesday] we didn't get to get outside because of the weather, but we were inside watching film. We got outside [Wednesday]. As with any year, we're behind where I thought we'd be behind, but we're ahead in other areas. So, it's all about getting things on the same page.â€ť
However, Thursday night will not be just about the Pirates, but about helping fellow Oklahomans. There will be cash donations being accepted tonight at the gate that 100 percent of funds raised will be donated to the Moore tornado relief efforts that happened with Monday's deadly tornado.
â€śThe old saying goes, 'Every little bit helps,'â€ť Werner said. â€śWe want to try to help do out part. We're going to take up monetary donations at the door, and send that to them. We've got an avenue to do that to get the money to those people. Every bit of the money collected will go to them. We're not keeping a dime of it, so it will all go to the tornado victims â€” and rightfully so.â€ť