Poteau soccer boys blank Verdigris, in state semifinals vs. Santa Fe South

Perhaps the most misleading statistic about the Poteau-Verdigris Class 4A state quarterfinal game would have to be that the Cardinals, even though they were district champions, came in sporting a 7-7 record. The Cardinals gave the Pirates all they wanted and more.The Pirates survived 1-0 to advance to tonight's 7 p.m. state semifinals against Oklahoma City Sante Fe South in the capital city. It will be a rematch of last year's state title game, won by Poteau in double overtime.• • •To Get There — To get to tonight's state semifinal contest, take U.S. 59 north to Sallisaw. Take Interstate 40 west to I-240. Take I-240 west to Santa Fe Avenue. Turn right [north] on Santa Fe Avenue and proceed to the stadium, located at 4712 South Santa Fe Avenue. Parking is very limited, so carpooling is recommended.