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Poteau wrestlers split matches in All-State Small School Dual; Football game Friday night for Poteau TE, coach as well as Talihina defensive back

August 1, 2013

ALL-STATE WRESTLERS — Poteau's Tyler Tustin, back center, and Derek Francis, back right, represented the Small West in Wednesday night's Oklahoma Coaches Association's All-State Wrestling Dual at Bixby High School. Sharing the moment with the Poteau High School graduates are Dax and Dani Collins, Bryson Tustin, Gehrig Snipes and Champ Downs. Photo by Misty Collins

BIXBY — Two Poteau High School graduating wrestlers got one last prep match under their belts at the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games Small School Wrestling Dual, which took place Wednesday night at Bixby High School.
Tyler Tustin, a two-time state champion and was state runner-up last February who will wrestle collegiately at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, won his match at 138 pounds with a 4-0 victory over Anadarko's Blake Trescott.
At 170 pounds, Derek Francis, who was a state qualifier last February, lost his match in an 8-0 major decision to Plainview's Drake Martel.
The good news was the Small East beat the Small West 42-10.
The All-State Games will conclude with Friday night's All-State Football Game, which will kick off at 7 p.m. at Union-Tuttle Stadium at Tulsa Union High School.
The game will feature two local players — Poteau tight end and soon-to-be Northeastern State University RiverHawk Jay Werner and Talihina defensive back and soon-to-be Connors State College baseball player Trevor Crone — and one local coach, Poteau's Greg Werner, who will get to coach his son, Jay, one last time.

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