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With the resurgence of Poteau High School football last season, it should not come as a surprise that a couple of seniors from the winning campaign for the Pirates punched their tickets to the next level.
Tight end/deep snapper Jay Werner and lineman Trevor Shankle signed letters of intent on National Signing Day in a ceremony Wednesday morning at the high school. Werner signed with Northeastern Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah, while Shankle inked with Fort Hays State University, located in Hays, Kan.
â€śThese two guys are going to two schools that are in the best Division II conference (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) in the country â€” hands down,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach. â€śSo, it's an honor for them. They're two very good schools. It's a great honor for them, and a great honor for our football program.â€ť