For Poteau Pirate senior lineman Troy Barnett, Friday night cannot get here fast enough. That's the season-opening game at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road against the Durant Lions. However, on the other hand, he doesn't want his final Pirate football season to rush by, either.
“There's parts of me that would wish it would slow down a little bit because it's my senior year,” Barnett said. “Other than that, I'm having a hard time just getting ready for it because I'm so pumped up for it — ready for it to be here.”