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.
“We're just ready to play,” he said. “We've been ready since summer. We believe that it's our time.”
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.
“It will be amazing,” Hildebrand said. “We've been waiting for the game since last year. We want to show up and play our best.”