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For Poteau Pirates football fans, thereâ€™s some good news and some not-so-good news.
The not-so-good news is that the strength of last yearâ€™s team, the offensive line, only returns one starter, Stephen Smith. Gone is 1,500 pounds of people movers and lane creaters.
However, the good news is Roger Barcheers, who was the 2012 All-Arklahoma Football Teamâ€™s Freshmen of the Year, had more than 1,500 yards rushing in his freshman year, and will be back for his sophomore season in the fall, as will quarterback Jace Pitchford and wide receiver Jarrett Lowrimore to name just a few.
â€śWe have at least four solid tailbacks that will rotate in and out of the new pistol formation that we have installed,â€ť said Poteau first-year coach Greg Werner.
All that was on display in Thursday nightâ€™s Red-White Spring Game at Costner Stadium.