Poteau Bandit League teams go 2-1 against Panama
The Poteau Bandit League teams won two games and lost one against Panama Saturday afternoon at Costner Stadium.The fifth-grade team posted a 22-0 win over Panama, while the fourth-graders were victorious by a score of 42-0.Panama took the third-grade contest 7-0, while there was not a sixth-grade contest.In the fifth-grade game, Josh Smith scored on a 70-yard run, while Clay Cross took it in from four yards out. Cross also threw a TD pass, a 67-yard strike to Atticus Pate. Bryce Palmer was 2-for-3 on two-point conversions.For the fourth-graders, Dauntay Warren scored two touchdowns on runs of 66 and 64 yards, Mason Barcheers had a TD run of 70 yards, while Christian Duncan had a 55-yard touchdown run. Keaton Pence caught a 60-yard TD pass from Barcheers while rushing for a 38-yard TD. Tristan Vancil was 1-for-3 on two-point PATs, while Easton Francis was 2-for-3 on two-point conversions.The TD producer for the Panama third-graders was not available at press time.The regular-season finales for the Poteau teams will be next Saturday at Roland, with the third-grade game at 5 p.m., followed by the fourth-grade contest at 6 p.m., the fifth-grade game at 7 p.m. and the eighth-grade contest at 8 p.m.