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Poteau Pirates in District 4A-4 showdown Friday night at Fort Gibson

October 10, 2013

The Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club announced its Blackbeard and Bluebeard Award winners for last week's homecoming game. Austin Archey, second from left, was awarded the Blackbeard Award for being the Defensive Player of the Game. Jace Pitchford, center, and Roger Barcheers, second from right, shared the Bluebeard Award as Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Sharing the moment are Poteau coach Greg Werner, left, and Quarterback Club President Joy Womack. PDN photo by David Seeley

Last week, the Poteau Pirates coaching staff was watching game film of perhaps the last big game the Pirates have been in — their dramatic 15-14 win over Wagoner in 2009 at Costner Stadium with the winning points scoring on a fake extra-point try which was turned into a two-point conversion run.
However, tonight is quite likely the biggest football game for Poteau since that night as the sixth-ranked Pirates (5-0, 2-0 in District 4A-4) travel to meet the Fort Gibson Tigers (4-1, 2-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“There's no doubt for every kid playing for us that this is biggest football game they will have ever played in,” Poteau coach Greg Werner said. “It's a big game for our program, our school and our community. It's a huge ball game for us and them. We're going to have to play really well.”
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To Get There — Take U.S. 59 north to Sallisaw. Take Interstate 40 west to Muskogee Turnpike. Take Muskogee Turnpike west to Muskogee. In Muskogee, the turnpike becomes Oklahoma State Highway 165. Proceed north on Highway 165 to U.S. 62. Take U.S. 62 east to Fort Gibson.
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District 4A-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Poteau 2-0 5-0 +30
Fort Gibson 2-0 4-1 +30
Muldrow 2-0 2-3 +16
Tulsa Cascia Hall 1-1 4-1 +12
Sallisaw 1-1 3-2 -13
Broken Bow 0-2 1-4 -16
Stilwell 0-2 1-4 -29
Tulsa Rogers 0-2 2-3 -30

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