FORT GIBSON — In a game that was about as back and forth as one could get, it was the Poteau Pirates who came out on the short end of the stick in Friday night's District 4A-4 road game against the Fort Gibson Tigers.
After 70 points were put up in the first half, 85 points were added in the second half. But the bad news for the Pirates was that three more of those points were put up by the Tigers as they outlasted the Pirates 59-56.
The Pirates (4-5, 2-4 in district play) must win on the road next Friday night at Muldrow, coached by former Poteau Assistant Coach Rob Johnson, and then get some help to make the playoffs. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. next Friday.