A huge block A appeared on the field with a 60 (Bolin’s number) at the bottom. That No. 60 was officially retired by head coach Steve Dean and the administration.
The battle of the QBs — the running of Cougar QB Kerry Johnson vs. the passing of Warrior QB John Carnes — highlighted the game, but failed to produce a verdict into the second OT.
Johnson carried 45 times for 272 yards and four TDs. Carnes threw for 204 and four TDs.
With the score knotted at 40 going into the second OT, Johnson scored a TD and 2PAT to put Ada up, 48-40.
Glenpool scored, but had to go for two as well.
Ellis stepped up to end the magnificent battle, send the Cougars forward in the playoffs for a semifinal meeting with Broken Bow at OU and score the first win ever over Glenpool.
2013: Return to the Scene
The Ada Cougars will take a 5-1 overall and 3-0 district record to Glenpool Thursday evening for the first visit since the inaugural game between the two schools in 2002.
Glenpool, 1-2, 3-3, and Ada have split four meetings. Ada hosted the 2003 district game, a playoff game in 2004 and last year’s district renewal.
2002: The Captain & Tennial
The first-ever meeting saw the storied Ada Cougars face off with a rising-power in Glenpool. The showdown for the district title left Ada fans wondering if the Warriors had not read the Cougar pedigree.
There are backs who are referred to as versatile. Much-ballyhooed back Courtney Tennial led off by singing the National Anthem then set sail on a star spangled performance including returning the opening kick-off 67 yards for a touchdown.
The Warriors scored on a perfect 4-for-4 possessions, but Ada did not break, pulling within 28-20 at the half.
Tennial would amass 308 yards and two rushing TDs and a 28-yard TD on a pass reception.