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.Â 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 SouthÂ in the capital city. It will be a rematch of last year's state title game, won by Poteau in double overtime.
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To Get There â€” 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.