Poteau Pirates to have three-day football team camp beginning this morning

New Poteau High School Football Coach Greg Werner does not want to wait until Aug. 7 when football practice will begin. So, he will get three extra days to get a look at his new players.The Pirates will have a three-day team camp beginning this morning and ending on Friday morning. The sessions will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. daily.“It's going to be a good time,” Werner said. “We put this as late in the summer as we possibly could. Once you get to July 15, you can't do anything (by Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association rule). We wanted to put it as late in the summer as we could to get it closer to the season.”There will be some reviewing of what was done in the spring.“It's going to be a learning process,” Werner said. “First, we need to go back and review what we did in the spring. We need to polish up on it. We have a lot more stuff to put in. We're hoping in these three days that, while it may be slower paced, we can teach a little more that we would normally. Hopefully, we can get these new things put in. It's going to be a good thing for us. We need it desperately.”