Poteau Pirates bounce back in big way, rout Muldrow

MULDROW — The Poteau Pirates returned to their winning ways after they had a major hiccup last week against Tulsa Cascia Hall. The Pirates were focused and in a groove as they struck early and often. Senior quarterback Jace Pitchford threw three touchdown passes, had a kick return for another score and a 64-yard dash as the Pirates routed the Muldrow Bulldogs 42-3 on Friday night.Poteau, Cascia Hall [which beat Fort Gibson 34-28 in overtime Friday night in Tulsa] and Sallisaw are all tied atop the district standings. Since Poteau beat Fort Gibson by 14 points, while Cascia Hall only won by six points, that helps the Pirates a bit. However, now, the Pirates need the Black Diamonds to beat the Tigers when they meet in the regular-season finale to keep a three-way tie, which would then aid Poteau.