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September 11, 2013

“Adabel” game is quite the trip

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Ada —

150 miles or so, 3 hours or so 

Journalist Jim Lehrer was also a novelist with several books set loosely in Oklahoma, according to Ada sports guy superlative of the day Mickey Thompson, who made many of the trips to Idabel.

“Some of those early books were set in the 'fictional' SE Oklahoma town of Adabel, which was obviously Ada, not Idabel, for anybody with a sense of Oklahoma geography and/or the history of Ada," Thompson said.

Or maybe it just was simply Adabel, a state of mind when the two towns clash on the football field, 150 miles or so, three hours or so.

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