FFN Countdown Day 2: Pocola Indians
Coach: Rick Lang
Returning Starters: 9 OFF/ 8 DEF
Sept. 6 Regent Prep
Sept. 13 at Haileyville
Sept. 20 Quinton
Sept. 27 at Vian
Oct. 4 Hugo
Oct. 11 at Wilburton
Oct. 17 Hartshorne
Oct. 25 at Antlers
Nov. 1 Panama
Nov. 8 at Mountainburg, Ark.
Pocola hasn’t had a winning season in more than half a decade but with 17 starters back, expectations are high with the Indians.
Johnny Satterfield is one of nine starters back on offense as he totaled more than 1,300 yards over the finals seven games of the season. Michael McBride is back at running back after rushing for nearly 500 yards in a backup role in 2012.
The linebacker unit will be the strength of the defense as it returns in tact including Anthony Clopton, who had more than 150 tackles last season as a sophomore.
Goal number one for the Indians is to beat rival Panama but a return trip to the postseason is goal number two for Lang and company.