“Every week we have several different personnel packages we throw at people ... that’s pretty neat looking at our stats as far as catches. Last year you had Easton (Pingleton, a 2012 All-Stater) way ahead of everybody in catches. This year we have five or six receivers with several catches,” Weber said.
With that many capable targets, what is a defense to do?
“Because we’re able to do that, in some ways we’re harder to defend. The athletes are different. Last year we had some big-time game-breakers. But now we’re able to spread the ball around between our tight ends and several receivers. It makes us hard to defend when we are executing,” he said. “We have confidence in all those guys.”
As a bonus, Ada tight ends Micah Simmer and Garrett Beam have combined for six touchdown receptions.
It’s really nice to have tight ends as part of your passing game. When you can throw to your tight ends, it makes you really hard to defense. Our run and pass are really complimenting each other right now,” he said.
Cougar Notes: Defensive end Mark Morgenthaler will be in uniform at McLoud for the first time in weeks after finally recovering from lingering injuries. “It will be good to get hime back in on special teams,” Weber said. ... Tryce Prince has been healing nicely after suffering a broken collarbone in Week 4 against Mannford. He could return to action as early as the Week 10 matchup with Douglass. ... Senior Josh Horne, normally No. 84, will wear the No. 1 jersey against McLoud as the Special Teams Player of the Week. ... Huge McLoud right tackle Aaron Smith is listed at 6-2, 340 on the Redskin roster.