Simons performs well
Sophomore Gabriel Simons, who moved to Ada from xxxxxx, was already playing well on special teams for the Cougars when Kilby moved to quarterback. Simons was then called on to play some receiver and had two catches for 41 yards — including a 15-yard touchdown grab.
He will be the Special Teams Player of the Week for Ada against Tecumseh and will wear No. 1 instead of his usual No. 14.
“He’s new to Ada. He’s a sophomore kid that looked good during the preseason and is a very talented kid. We’ve been waiting for him to turn it on ... finally that light came on the other night. He looked great on special teams and came in and made a couple of big catches, too,” Weber said.
Simons will also play some cornerback for Ada and is also capable of taking some snaps at quarterback for the Cougars.
For now, though, the frontrunners for the backup QB spot are junior Osahwv Frazier (who was a backup quarterback last year) and sophomore Dillon Briggs.
“It’s just a matter of getting them some team reps,” Weber said. “(Osahwv’s) looked good. We put him back there (Tuesday) and he remembered all of our signals and things from last year, and was throwing the ball really well. That was a bright spot.”
COUGAR NOTES: On the injury front, sophomore Jake Bailey, defensive lineman is still banged up and Mark Morgenthaler — who came back from an elbow injury — had now hurt and ankle. Both are likely to miss the Tecumseh game. ... Weber said Prince is already focused on a quick return. “He’s remained in good spirits and he’s going to get that fixed. His goal and the doctor’s goal of getting back are two totally different things. He’s already proved once he can come back in a hurry.” ... Ada leads the Tecumseh series 12-5. The teams have split the last four meetings but before that, the Cougars had won nine in a row.