theadanews.com - Ada, Oklahoma

Sports

September 5, 2013

Ada-Ardmore to kick things off

(Continued)

Ada —

The Cougars will have to deal with speed and experience from the Ardmore defense.

“They’re outstanding on that side of the football. Coach (Josh) Newby, their defensive coordinator, does a great job. He tries to keep it simple for his kids and lets all those athletes go play,” Weber said.

Ada’s Preseason Camp

Weber said, despite a shaky outing during a scrimmage at Plainview, that he is pleased with Ada’s work heading into Friday night’s season opener.

“The most important thing is that our kids’ attitudes have been really good. We had kind of a downer scrimmage over at Plainview, and our kids came back the next day and even on Labor Day and were really hustling around. They are seeing the areas we have to get better in, and that’s all you can ask,” he said.

The Ada offense suffered a blow by losing starting running back Chase Lott to a season-ending knee injury, but everyone else in camp should be available against Ardmore.

“Lott’s a huge loss obviously, but other than that I don’t think anybody will be held out of a game,” Weber said. 

There will be a number of new faces on the field for Ada, and the coaching staff is excited to see how they will perform in their first varsity game.

“A lot of these kids are young, and we have some new kids that will have to play significant roles,” he said.

Weber pointed to senior cornerback-wide receiver Bryson Albert as an example.

“This is the first time he’s played since junior high. The athletic ability is there, but this will be his first time under the lights on Friday night,” he said

———0———

Cougar Notes: Even junior quarterback Tryce Prince, who was a defensive standout by the end of last season for the Cougars, hasn’t had much game time as Ada’s signal caller. He completed 13-of-19 passes for 130 yards as Wyatt Robson’s backup in 2012. ... Ada leads the series with Ardmore 49-39-2. ... Friday’s game will be the first ever on the brand-new turf at Norris Field. ... The annual Cougann hamburger fry will take place before kickoff in front of East Central’s Kerr Activities Center.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • One Strike and Out Braves lose game, pitcher, coach

    Assistant coach Seth Tinsley knew the Ada Braves would have to be at the top of their game to gain a victory over the perennial American Legion powerhouse Midwest City Outlaws.

     

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Erik Solberg East Central names assistant soccer coach

    East Central University head soccer coach Riley Bailey has announced the addition of Erik Solberg to assist with the coaching duties starting in the 2014 season.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Street Stock crash Oklahoma Sports Park

    July 24

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OU football: It's never been like this

    It’s hard to remember how many columns like this one have filled the pages through the years. Has to be at least, oh, seven or eight.

     

    July 24, 2014

  • One of the favorites Big 12 football talking Final Four

    Never have the words “Final Four” been used so often at a football media gathering. Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days, the College Football Playoff was the hot topic. On Dec. 7, the 12-member panel will announce the best four teams, and thus begins the semifinal for a national title.

     

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • One of the favorites OCRS sprint cars returning to Oklahoma Sports Park

    This Saturday will find the action packed sprint cars of the Oil Capital Racing Series making their second of three 2014 visits to the 4/10-mile oval of the Oklahoma Sports Park.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Big 12 commish issues warnings Big 12 commish issues warnings

    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

     

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Girl's best friend Sports Briefs

    July 22

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Looks like Kobe, Tiger no longer impact players

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant apparently isn’t fond of having to travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder.

     

    July 22, 2014

  • Vanoss physicals set for July 31 in gym

    Athletes at Vanoss Public Schools entering grades 5-12 can take physical exams from 4-6 p.m. July 31 in the gymnasium.

    July 21, 2014