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September 26, 2013

Ada prepares to host Mannford in Week 4 at Norris Field

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Of course running the ball always starts with the big guys up front.

“Our offensive line is pretty good at this point and has a chance to be great by the end of the year,” Weber said.

Ada gave up most of Durant’s 308 passing yards through two and a half quarters before the Cougar defense stiffened.

“Their throwing stats and our running stats were pretty similar. We rushed for over 300 yards (302) and they threw for over 300 yards (308). Our kids stayed after it for 48 minutes. What won the ballgame is we had four scoring drives in the second half and they had two scoring drives,” Weber said.

Ada added three more turnovers (all fumbles) to run its season total to 11 but the Ada coaching staff is still confident that problem be corrected.

“Even though we laid it on the ground, we won the turnover battle. They had four turnovers and we had three,” Weber said. “There’s tons and tons of things you can pick apart, and we’ve got to get fixed and we understand that. But we’re proud to have won that football game.”

Durant standout quarterback Zac Cater was having a field day whizzing the ball around and over the top of Ada’s defense for over two quarters.

“It certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort. It was more of a lack of technique. We talked about getting heat on him ... but you better get to him. A lot of his big plays were made scrambling. You have to give a lot of credit to him. He’s an outstanding high school quarterback,” Weber said.

“Our philosophy on defense is make them snap it again. We don’t like giving up big pass plays and he went over the top of us three times,” he continued. “We pride ourselves on how we chase the football. The big plays were the most irritating part on defense.”

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