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October 3, 2013

Ada will be ready to pass and run at Tecumseh

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“Even though Douglass handled them, it was a 14-0 game at halftime. They moved the ball between the 20s real well against Douglass and then would turn the football over and it kind of snowballed on them in the second half,” Weber said.

Mother Nature may add another aspect to the contest. There’s a chance or rain in the area Friday night.

“With the weather forecast, it could make things interesting. It could be a muddy situation. That’s a great equalizer sometimes,” Weber said. “And we’re back on grass. We’re getting used to playing on turf. We haven’t played on grass much. We’re also their homecoming, and everyone likes to win their homecoming.”

Kilby step in and up

Junior Cory Kilby, who had thrown just one varsity pass since junior high, was thrown into the QB fire when Tryce Prince was injured and responded with amazing poise and accuracy.

Weber, for one, wasn’t surprised.

“I’m not surprised at all. Being around him every day and knowing what type of kid he is,” he said. “He’s highly intelligent and is a great competitor. We’ve seen that even before he started playing football again this year. The biggest thing about Cory is how calm he is. He never at all was rattled coming into the situation and played outstanding.”

As the team’s No. 2 in command, Kilby worked with the quarterbacks during individual QB drills, but it was mostly Prince during team offensive workouts. Still, the 6-7 junior didn’t seem to miss a beat.

“That’s the neat thing about him is how well he retains stuff. He really didn’t get very many team reps at quarterback ... as far as all the signals, he didn’t get to see them as much as Tryce did because he was usually out playing receiver. He only got a handful of team snaps in a week. He went in there and it was like he knew the offense like the back of his hand,” Weber said.

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