By Buck Ringgold
In a memorable postseason game, Jackson Sommers helped his team survive to play another week.
Sommers, a junior running back for Poteau, played a pivotal role in the Pirates' Class 4A quarterfinal game on Nov. 18, as Poteau outlasted defending 4A champion Clinton, 35-28, in triple overtime.
He also forced the third OT session with an 11-yard TD catch in double overtime. Sommers ended up rushing for 72 yards on 17 carries and two TDs along with his pivotal double-overtime TD grab.
For his efforts, Sommers was voted the SBLive Oklahoma Athlete of the Week covering Nov. 14-20.