Things have been rough the last two weeks for the Pocola Indians football team, losing 59-0 to Vian and last week 59-14 at home to Hugo. However, injuries have had a big part of that.
â€śWe're about 90 percent we'll get two of our kids back â€” Anthony Clopton and Hayden Hindmarsh,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śWith them back on offense and defense, that will make us better. [Quarterback] Johnny [Satterfield] is about 80 percent, but he's got to give it a go. It's a must win for us. Our season is on the line. We have to take them one game at a time, but we've got to make it happen this week.â€ť
When Satterfield went down in last week's game, everything went downhill from there for the Indians.
â€śPlaying Vian and Hugo, we knew they were going to be tough games,â€ť Lang said. â€śWe played Hugo good for a half, but when we lost our starting quarterback, it was like the lights went out and we got behind. We were going good until he got hurt.
If there was a good time to bounce back, it's now for the Indians (1-4 overall, 0-2 in District 2A-6 play) will travel to take on the winless Wilburton Diggers (0-5, 0-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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To Get There â€” Take Oklahoma State Highway 112 south to Poteau. Take U.S. 271 south to Wister. Take U.S. 270 west to Wilburton.