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Poteau soccer boys win state title; Clark's goal in second OT period lifts Pirates past OKC Santa Fe Saints

May 13, 2013

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! — Poteau Public Schools Superintendent Don Sjoberg, holding left top corner of banner, hands the Class 4A state soccer championship trophy to the Poteau Pirates after they defeated the Oklahoma City Santa Fe South Saints in Saturday night's state title game at the University of Tulsa Soccer Complex. PDN photo by David Seeley

TULSA — Twelve years ago, the majority of players on the Poteau Pirates soccer team started their soccer careers. Their record was perfect. They did did not win a game. However over the years, these young Pirates learned how to play soccer. Then, too, their physical abilities and agilities began to develop, and they started to win games. For the past four years, the Pirates have improved their status one step at a time. This year the Pirates took the final step.
Ashby Clark's goal with 6:44 left in the second 10-minute overtime period not only gave the Pirates their first lead in Saturday night's Class 4A state title match against Oklahoma City Santa Fe South at the University of Tulsa, Clark's goal gave the Pirates the state title as they won the game 4-3.

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