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Poteau makes it 2-for-2 on the road to start season; Pirates knock off Arkansas' Class 7A Van Buren Pointers

September 8, 2012

KO'D BY KAYDON — Poteau linebacker Kaydon Evans, No. 6, tackles a Van Buren (Ark.) player during Friday night's game in Van Buren. Photo submitted by Frances Walston

VAN BUREN, Ark. — Coach Brooks Coatney of Van Buren wanted to get a quicker start than last week. While his team drove the ball downfield fairly successfully, fumbles, however, foiled the Pointers.
Poteau scored in the first half, and then had to post two second-half touchdowns to pull out the 18-15 victory.
However, the loss may have proven costly as player Austin Barnette blew out his knee, and his status for next week was uncertain at press time. In Saturday's physical edition, due to a reporting error, the incorrect injured player is listed, and The Poteau Daily News regrets the error.

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