Senior trio say Campus trip was handled business-like, Pirates ready for district opener at Muldrow; Barcheers seeks 5,000 yards rushing in Friday’s 4A-4 opener, but main goal is a Poteau victory

PRIMED FOR DISTRICT PLAY — Poteau senior football trio of, from left, defensive end Antonio Martinez, running back Roger Barcheers and place-kicker Jesse Barnes, said the Pirates are ready for Friday night’s District 4A-4 opener on the road against the Muldrow Bulldogs. PDN photo by David Seeley
David Seeley
PDN Sports Editor

Last week may go down as the longest Poteau High School football game travel time in history, and for sure one of the longest ever. The Pirates traveled five hours to Haysville, Kan., to meet the Campus High School Colts. The Pirates never got unraveled with the long trip, and are looking forward to Friday night's District 4A-4 opener at Muldrow.