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September 12, 2013

Ada plans to leave turnovers behind during trip to Idabel

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Weber said his players are glad to be playing against a team that doesn’t run the option.

“It’s nice to finally play a more conventional offense now. We’ve seen three option teams starting out and  ... it’s almost like a new experience in practice now, preparing for an I (formation) team or a spread team,” he said.

Weber said he’s more interested in seeing if his Cougars can clean up their act this week than what the Warriors will throw at them.

“We’re working on what they do scheme wise, but we’re way more concerned with ourselves at this point — trying to improve the basic fundamentals of football — than we are who we’re fixing to play,” he said.

Long road ahead

The map says Idabel is about 148 to 151 miles away. Weber expects the bus ride to take 2:30 to 2:45 hours.

“We’re going to stop at least once and let our kids walk around,” he said.

Before dropping to Class 4A, Ada made many more long trips to 5A opponents.

“About three years ago, it seemed like we were doing it about every other week,” Weber said. “It’s going to be a long road trip, but that’s something we can’t use as an excuse. We’re going to have to get down there and get ourselves ready to play.”

Impressive sophomore

Although he wasn’t in the starting lineup, it didn’t take long for sophomore running back Shiloh Windsor to make his presence felt against Ardmore last week.  He finished the game with 22 carries for 143 yards, including a beautiful 79-yard TD romp.

“We’re going to feed him the ball. We knew what kind of talent he was. He’s unbelievable in the weight room,” Weber said. “On the run he broke, there wasn’t anybody that was going to catch him. You could probably throw him out on the track right now and he could break 11 seconds flat in the 100 Meters.” 

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