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November 7, 2013

No. 8 Ada to host third-ranked Douglass in marquee matchup at Norris Field

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Clark has rushed 99 times for 884 yards and 14 touchdowns and has 13 quarterback sacks.

“He is a nightmare to block and is now their primary ball carrier,” Weber said. “Obviously, a kid of his size playing tailback showcases his skill set. He plays both ways all the time. He is also surrounded by an athletic, well-coached football team.”

Clark isn’t the only dangerous weapon out of the backfield for the Trojans. Brandon Gaddis, the nephew of former Oklahoma standout Mike Gaddis, had gained 759 yards on 96 totes.

Don’t let the two-headed rushing attack fool you. Douglass sophomore quarterback Patrick McKaufman can fling the ball around, too. He has completed 83-of-138 for 1,763 yards and 14 touchdowns.

One key to the Trojans offensive success is having Texas Tech recruit Mildren Montgomery — a 6-5, 270-pound left tackle — blocking up front.

“They have a huge offensive line that blocks well. They are also not scared to test you vertically with the pass game. Their QB throws it well downfield, and will keep us on our toes defensively,” Weber said.

Senior Isiah Shaputis is the team’s leading receiver with 27 catches for 697 yards and seven scores.

Douglass has been getting it done on defense, too. The Trojans have allowed just 110 points through nine games and are giving up just 151.6 yards per game.

“Douglass always puts out a good defense. They crowd the line of scrimmage with their 4-3 scheme. They are comfortable in what they do and are well coached in getting off blocks and making plays,” Weber said.

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COUGAR NOTES: Senior lineman Jeromy Barker suffered and ankle sprain and will be a game time decision. ... Junior Tryce Prince has been ruled out for the Douglass contest. ... Junior Osahwv Frazier is the Special Teams Player of the Week and will wear No. 1 against the Trojans instead of his usual No. 15 uniform. ... Depending on how District 4A-1 shakes out, Ada’s first round opponent could end up being an early playoff showdown with Clinton.

 

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