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Although Panama and Spiro got their football seasons under way Thursday night, tonight's it's the Poteau Pirates' turn.
The Pirates will welcome the Checotah Wildcats to town for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff tonight at Costner Stadium.
â€śWe've been looking forward to this for a while,â€ť Poteau Coach Jeff Broyles said. â€śMonday when we came out for practice, the kids were so pumped. You can finally tell. It's game week. They're excited We (coaches) are excited. When I talked with the community, they're excited. I expect a huge crowd here. We're going to keep score. (The game) counts. Now, let's see where we're at.â€ť