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Poteau Pirates look to end losing streak against Sallisaw in district opener

September 27, 2013

WEEK 3 AWARD WINNERS — The Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club handed out the Bluebeard and Blackbeard Award winners for last week's win over Tulsa Webster. Mark Garner, left, is the Bluebeard Award winner for being the Player of the Week on offense, while Carlos Aguilar, right, is the Blackbeard Award winner as the Defensive Player of the Week. Sharing the moment is Poteau coach Greg Werner. The awards are being sponsored this season by Brad Fenton Motors. PDN photo by David Seeley

The real season begins tonight when the Poteau Pirates will begin District 4A-4 play at 7:30 p.m. against archrival Sallisaw at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.
The Pirates (3-0) look to end a six-game losing streak to the Black Diamonds (2-1).
“If it's going to be a rivalry game, we're going to have to start doing our part,” Poteau coach Greg Werner said. “We're going to have to start winning some of them if it's going to be a rivalry. It is a big game. We're 30 minutes apart, so that makes it a little bit bigger.”
To begin district play at 1-0 is very important to the Pirates.
“It's just a district game, and we need to win it to start our district play right,” Werner said. “If you win, you got a good start. If you lose, you're not out of it, but you'll have to fight uphill from there.”
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To Get There — Take U.S. 59 north to Sallisaw.
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Super Send Off
The Poteau Pirate Quarterback Club is asking fans with their flags, signs and banners to line Broadway from the signal light at Stadium Drive north as the team leaves this afternoon for Sallisaw.

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