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October 17, 2013

Fourth-ranked Cougars look to stay unbeaten in District 4A-2

Ada —

Ada’s chase of a District 4A-2 title will continue this week with tonight’s Fall Break trip to Glenpool. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Heading into the Week 7 games, No. 4 Ada, No. 3 Douglass and No. 11 Harrah were in a three-way tie for the district lead with unblemished 3-0 marks.

Meanwhile, the home town Warriors will try to avoid a 1-3 district start after losses to Douglass (36-7) and Harrah (29-14) in back-to-back weeks. Glenpool has played the meat of its 4A-2 slate so far with Tecumseh (1-5), Mannford (2-4 and Santa Fe South (1-5) remaining.

The winner of tonight’s contest will also take the overall series lead that is currently deadlocked at 2-2.

 “It’s an important game for both of us. We want to stay undefeated in the district and they’re still fighting for a playoff spot,” said head coach Matt Weber. “They’re Glenpool. They have great tradition.”

The Warriors own a 21-12 road win over McLoud, a 30-13 win at Sperry and a huge 44-19 season-opening home win over tradition-rich Berryhill. Glenpool’s other setback was a 24-14 loss to No. 7 Cascia Hall.

 Ada blasted Glenpool 48-7 in 2012 but Weber said the 2013 Warriors are far better than their 3-3 record may indicate.

“They were down because of injuries a little bit last year, but you know they won’t stay down for long. They’re quite a bit better this year,” he said.

The Warriors, like in years past, will try to run first and ask questions later on offense.

“They’ve always been a power team and they still do that. They still do a lot of their same running plays, they’re just doing it out of the shotgun now instead of under center,” Weber said. “They run it quite a bit more than they throw it.”

Look for feature back Parker West, a junior, to carry most of the workload. 

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