“There were times in this game that everyone was pulling they weight, but sometimes we were pulling in different directions,” said Greg Werner, Poteau's new coach, after the Pirates pulled out a 21-0 home-opening victory the Tulsa Webster Warriors Friday night at Costner Stadium. “The Poteau Pirates are a band of brothers and we need to pick each other up when there is a misplay. We had way too many turnovers to be competative next week. Sallisaw is a very good team. We must have a great week of work if we expect to compete.”
The Pirates lead by the score of 14-0 at the halftime intermission. During the second half, they simply had an abundance of turnovers that cost them dearly. Poteau did score one late touchdown to give the final score of 21-0.
Freshmen, PKMS games moved to Muldrow on Thursday
It was found out at Friday night's game that next Thursday's Poteau Pirate freshmen and Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams' games with Muldrow will be at Muldrow and not at Costner Stadium as originally scheduled. The seventh-grade game will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the eighth-grade game at 6 p.m. and the freshmen at 7 p.m.