Poteau Bandit League teams split four games with Van Buren Green on Saturday

It was a bittersweet set of home openers for the Poteau Bandit League teams Saturday at Costner Stadium as the teams split their four games with Van Buren (Ark.) Green.The sixth-grade team won 32-0, while the third-graders rallied to down Van Buren 14-12.The fifth-graders were shut out 16-0, while the fourth-graders lost a heartbreaking 13-12 contest.The third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teams will entertain Fort Smith (Ark.) Immaculate Catholic beginning at noon Saturday at Costner Stadium. Sixth-grade coach Chris Duncan said his team is trying to find an opponent to play, but as of press time has not found one.