Poteau Pirates begin 2013 against Durant at home

Finally, opening night is here for the Poteau Pirates football team, which will begin the 2013 season at 7:30 tonight against the Durant Lions at Costner Stadium.“If you're a football player or a coach, you're always excited about game No. 1,” Poteau second-year coach Greg Werner said. “A lot of work goes into game No. 1. It's time to start playing games. You're tired of practicing, and looking at each other. It's time to start looking at somebody else.”• • •It was found out this week that the Week 3 game on the road against Tulsa Webster is now a Thursday night game. Kickoff will now be at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in Tulsa.Also, the Week 10 road game against Tulsa Rogers, which will be at the same site as the Sept. 19 game against Tulsa Webster, is now on a Friday, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8.