- Ada, Oklahoma


September 12, 2013

Ada plans to leave turnovers behind during trip to Idabel


Ada —

“The bright spot was we had 100 percent attendance at our film session the next morning. We have a bunch of kids of high character. That’s how men handle things. When they have a little adversity, they don’t go hide in the corner, they face it head on and our kids faced it head on,” he explained. “They saw the mistakes they made and have to fix and we’re going to be a good football team because of that.”

Idabel must have a few things to work on, too. The Warriors dropped a 41-7 decision to Broken Bow, ranked No. 9 in Class 4A, in Week 1.

Weber said he knows better than to expect a cake walk, despite Idabel’s Week 1 showing.

“When you see them on film, they’re loaded with really good athletes. They’re really similar to Ardmore, but their kids are actually bigger,” he said. “They have a lot of kids that can run. To think that we’re going to go down there and it’s going to be anything but a football game, people are kidding themselves.”

Idabel had 15 returning starters, most of which are sophomores and juniors.

Junior quarterback Boochie Threatt is the playmaker for Idabel. He can run. He can throw. And he can run some more.

“What makes him scary is just when you think he’s going to take off, he gets to the line of scrimmage and he’ll throw a rope to one of his receivers,” he said. “Sometimes their best plays are when a play breaks down. A couple of times last week, they would snap it over (Threatt’s) head and he’d go get it and make 30 yards.”

The Broken Bow score can be deceiving, too. Thanks to bad snaps and exchanges between Threatt and his center — along with a few other mistakes — four of the Savages’ touchdown drives were less than 29 yards. The Warriors will try sophomore Bailey Easwtep (6-0, 260) at center this week.

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