For quite some time, Sept. 21, 2012, is a date which Poteau Pirate football players, coaches and fans have had etched in stone. Not only is it the District 4A-4 opener, but it is against archrival Sallisaw at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. One such individual is senior center/defensive lineman Logan Hildebrand.
â€śWe're just ready to play,â€ť he said. â€śWe've been ready since summer. We believe that it's our time.â€ť
If the Pirates, who are undefeated at 3-0 and tied for 10th in the Class 4A Poll, should pull off the upset of the sixth-ranked Black Diamonds, Hildebrand has an idea of the feeling it will give him and his teammates.
â€śIt will be amazing,â€ť Hildebrand said. â€śWe've been waiting for the game since last year. We want to show up and play our best.â€ť