- Ada, Oklahoma


October 10, 2013

Ada welcomes Santa Fe South

But no matter the foe, Cougars must focus on improving each week


Ada —

“This is our first year with a full coaching staff, and we feel like the kids are responding well to what we’re doing,”  Whitley said.

Weber said don’t expect the inexperienced Saint Bernards to roll over and play dead.

“Sometimes when you think you’re better than a team, coaches are unrealistic. We feel like we should score every time we have the ball, and they should never gain a yard on us and that’s just not realistic. Other teams are going to have good players too and they’re going to make some plays,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a team where you’re going to just roll your helmet out there and get a win. We’re going to have to show up and play.”

Santa Fe South’s roster is 33 players long and includes 18 freshmen and sophomores. There are four seniors, including lineman Eddie Hogan. Weber said he has been impressed with  the SFS defensive line.

“Their kids are really playing hard. They try to bring a lot of pressure on defense. Their four defensive linemen are really up field type players. They try to gain yardage in your backfield,” Weber said.

Santa Fe’s best player is do-it-all junior quarterback Darrel Lovelace.

“Offensively, I’m really impressed with their quarterback. He’s not very big but he’s one of those guys that when the play breaks down, he’s really good. He runs really well and he looks to run with it,” Weber said.

Another returner from Santa Fe South Cougar faithful may recall is senior defender Damon Paez, who returned a fumble 69 yards for a touchdown against Ada in 2012.

Quick Work at Tecumseh

Tecumseh kicked the ball to Ada just a few minutes past 7:30 last Friday night and both teams were headed to the locker room at 8:15 p.m. after what had to be one of the shortest first two quarters in the history of Oklahoma high school football. There were no penalties during the first half. Ada had the ball just twice and scored on both possessions. Tecumseh had three time-consuming first-half drives than ended in a field goal, a turnover on downs and a missed field goal.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • One Strike and Out Braves lose game, pitcher, coach

    Assistant coach Seth Tinsley knew the Ada Braves would have to be at the top of their game to gain a victory over the perennial American Legion powerhouse Midwest City Outlaws.


    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Erik Solberg East Central names assistant soccer coach

    East Central University head soccer coach Riley Bailey has announced the addition of Erik Solberg to assist with the coaching duties starting in the 2014 season.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Street Stock crash Oklahoma Sports Park

    July 24

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OU football: It's never been like this

    It’s hard to remember how many columns like this one have filled the pages through the years. Has to be at least, oh, seven or eight.


    July 24, 2014

  • One of the favorites Big 12 football talking Final Four

    Never have the words “Final Four” been used so often at a football media gathering. Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days, the College Football Playoff was the hot topic. On Dec. 7, the 12-member panel will announce the best four teams, and thus begins the semifinal for a national title.


    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • One of the favorites OCRS sprint cars returning to Oklahoma Sports Park

    This Saturday will find the action packed sprint cars of the Oil Capital Racing Series making their second of three 2014 visits to the 4/10-mile oval of the Oklahoma Sports Park.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Big 12 commish issues warnings Big 12 commish issues warnings

    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.


    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Girl's best friend Sports Briefs

    July 22

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Looks like Kobe, Tiger no longer impact players

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant apparently isn’t fond of having to travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder.


    July 22, 2014

  • Vanoss physicals set for July 31 in gym

    Athletes at Vanoss Public Schools entering grades 5-12 can take physical exams from 4-6 p.m. July 31 in the gymnasium.

    July 21, 2014