Werner era begins for real tonight for Poteau Pirates with opener against Durant

Although the new era of Poteau Pirates football has already started under Greg Werner, their new coach, the realistic beginning will commence at 7:30 p.m. tonight when the Pirates travel to meet the Durant Lions at Paul Laird Field on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.There's nothing more than the Pirates want to do than start out 2012 at 1-0.“Anytime you start a season, everybody has high hopes,” Werner said. “We want to get it kicked off right, and start the season right.”To Get There — Take U.S. 271 south to Wister. Take U.S. 270 west to McAlester. Take U.S. 69 south to Durant. In Durant, go south on U.S. 69 to the Oklahoma State Highway 78 exit. Take Highway 78 south into Durant, where the highway go right to Southeastern Oklahoma State University.