BROKEN BOW â€” The Poteau Pirates freshmen football team came up a bit short against the Broken Bow Savages, losing 14-12 Monday night at Memorial Stadium.
There was no junior varsity game, and Tuesday's Pansy Kidd Middle School games were canceled at Costner Stadium due to field conditions â€” namely to keep the field as playable as possible for Thursday night's District 4A-4 showdown with Tulsa Cascia Hall.
â€śThis is the second time in 25 years that I've canceled junior high games,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said.
â€śI don't ever do it, but in the big picture we need a good field on Thursday night. We need the field to be in good shape. I hate to do it to those kids, but maybe some day they'll understand when they're high schoolers. But we really need a good field for the game Thursday night.â€ť
The PKMS games have not been rescheduled as of press time.