Poteau football coach leaving for McAlester

HEADING WEST — Poteau football coach Forrest Mazey, right, with assistant coach Trevor Shankle, points to his players on the field during the Class 4A state quarterfinal playoff game against Blanchard at Costner Stadium. After four years coaching the Pirates, Mazey has accepted the football coaching job at McAlester High School. Photo by Beth Lilley
David Seeley
Sports Editor

After four seasons and a 37-11 record, Poteau football coach Forrest Mazey will head west about an hour as he becomes the new McAlester Buffaloes football coach.