Black Diamonds' second-half surge crushes Pirates

SALLISAW — The Poteau Pirates played the Sallisaw Black Diamonds just about as close as they could in the first half of Thursday night's District 4A-4 game Perry F. Lattimore Stadium. They allowed Sallisaw a very quick touchdown to begin the game, but then held the Diamonds scoreless for the rest of the first half with the exception of a highly debatable 30-yard field goal, which the Pirates queried. Poteau scored a late TD in the opening half, but then the Diamonds regrouped and refocused and came out and completely crushed the Pirates in the second half outscoring Poteau by the score of 31-0 to win 41-7.