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September 19, 2013

Durant awaits Cougars

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Cater’s favorite target has been senior receiver Brandon Maynard, who has nine catches for 145 yards and three TDs. Weber said Cater and his receiving corps can throw a lot at defense.

“They have run 51 different route combinations. I don’t know how in the heck they do that, but they do it well. They execute real well,” he said.

Opponents can’t overlook the Durant running game, let by senior tailback Kooper Cavender who has gained 143 yards on 45 attempts.

“They’re balanced. They have a running back that can slam it up in there and their quarterback can take off with it too. They get the ball to so many different players they make you defend everything,” Weber said. “They lost some really good senior skill kids, but they’ve replaced them with some younger guys.”

The Ada coach said he has also been impressed with the Durant defense. 

“Defensively, they did a great job of stopping Ardmore. They play lots and lots of kids and they play hard,” he said.

Durant has long considered Ada one of its most fierce rivals.

“It will be an important game for them, but it will also be an important game for us. It’s one of their rivalries and it’s a longstanding series,” Weber said. “It’s the last game heading into the games that really count and both of us obviously want to be 2-1 rather than 1-2  going into district.”

Road trip reflections

The Cougars survived the long road trip and four more turnovers to trounce the host Warriors 42-6 in Week 2.

“We played pretty good in the first half (Ada led 28-0 at the break) and not so good in the second half,” Weber said. “It was nice to get back in the win column. It was the first time I’ve ever been to Idabel. They had a really nice field.”

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