A song by Meatloaf is entitled, â€śTwo Out of Three Ain't Bad.â€ť That song title could describe the Poteau Bandit Traveling League's success in the semifinals of the postseason on Saturday.
The sixth-graders blanked Van Buren (Ark.) Green 40-0 at Costner Stadium, while the third-graders posted a 34-14 win over Van Buren Green just before the sixth-graders victory.
The only blemish on the day happened in Van Buren, where the fourth-graders suffered a season-ending 30-12 loss in the semifinals against Van Buren Green.
The sixth-graders and third-graders will play for the title in next Saturday's Bandit Bowl games. The sixth-graders will be in a rematch of last year's title game against Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., at 3:30 p.m. in Greenwood, Ark. The same two teams met in last year's fifth-grade championship.
The third-graders will meet Immaculate Catholic from Fort Smith, Ark., at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood for their title game.