As a defensive back, Pitchford intercepted the only Douglass pass attempt of the second half, and six plays later, he put the Pirates up 20-14 with a touchdown pass on a hook-and-lateral in which Kendrick Hardaway took a pitch from Jarrett Lowrimore for a 37-yard score.
Roger Barcheers led Poteau with 114 yards on 16 carries, including a 51-yard touchdown. Pitchford added 72 yards on 21 carries, while throwing for 78 yards on 5-of-7 passing.
Douglass concludes the season at 11-2, while Poteau (12-1) advances to the 4A title game against undefeated and top-ranked Anadarko Friday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.
“We’ve worked hard and we’ve earned this,” Pitchford said. “And we’re not done.”