“It’s was another great win, another comeback win. Something pretty cool about that is now you’re not scared to play from behind,” Weber said.
Fans didn’t have much to get nervous about in 2012 when Ada steamrolled most of its opponents. This year, they have been sitting on the edge of their seats quite often.
“We’ve done that a couple of times this year and our kids have stayed after it and pulled out wins. I’m hoping that type of resiliency will pay off down the line. Last year we were very rarely behind. I think the only time that group was behind was at Ardmore that first game all the way until Week 13,” Weber said. “It’s been different for us, but our kids have reacted the right way. We’ve played better than the week before.”
One of the biggest game-saving plays in the win over Harrah was when receiver Montrell Black split two defenders, made an incredible, one-handed grab and turned the catch into a huge 47-yard gain. It was one of the eight plays the Cougars needed to go 80 yards in the final 1:44 of the game.
“Someone was obviously going to have to make a play. They were backed up trying to keep everything in front of them. Montrell ran a good route and Cory laid the ball in there between two people. Montrell made an outstanding catch. He had a big night,” Weber said.
Black would finish with four catches for 121 yards and had two nice kickoff returns totaling 66 yards.
“He had several big returns and several big catches, but that one was pretty special. He stepped up and made a big play for us when we needed somebody to,” Weber said.
Black, a 5-9, 141-pound junior, had less than 100 yards receiving through Ada’s first seven games. The Cougars now have five players with at least nine catches.