Senior defensive lineman ready for stretch drive of football season, prep career

It's hard to come to the realization that things are about to end. Take a football career, for instance. Players such as Troy Aikman, Phil Simms and Chris Collinsworth, who are now National Football League analysts, probably hated to have to hang up their uniforms after their NFL careers ended.One Poteau Pirate senior player probably knows that feeling. Senior defensive lineman Zack Hall is ready to end his prep career on a high note, which would be making the playoffs.The Pirates, who entertain the Muldrow Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Costner Stadium, must win out to make the playoffs.“I think there's more of a will and a fight in us than what there was going into the season because it's do or die,” Hall said. “I think that's influencing us a lot.”