|Edison Edges Cougars In Final District Contest|
|11/13/19 - |
The epic battle between the Ada High football team and high-powered Tulsa Edison lasted 10 seconds too long.
Edison’s Thomas Ivy scored from the Wildcat offense with nine seconds left in the game to give the Eagles a dramatic 16-14 win over the Cougars in a Week 10 matchup Friday night at Norris Field.
Edison, ranked No. 3 in one state poll and No. 4 in another, extended its winning streak to nine games and heads to the Class 5A playoffs with a 9-1 record, while Ada is finished at 4-5. The last time the Cougars won just four games or fewer was in 1946, when Ada finished 3-4-3. It marks the first time Ada failed to make the playoffs since 2007.
“I love their effort, and I love their fight. It’s kind of what you expect out of them,” Ada head coach Chris Berus said following the game. “It’s painful right now, but that just lets you know the investment these kids have made. That’s why it hurts so bad. There’s a lot of sacrifices that are made to be a part of our program — the time, the work and so forth.”
|Cougars In Must Win Game|
It all comes down to this. Well, mostly this.
The Ada High football team will host No. 4 Tulsa Edison at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Norris Field. The Cougars must pull off the upset to have the opportunity to continue into the postseason. A loss would eliminate Ada from the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
“It’s the only way we can get it,” Ada head coach Chris Berus told The Ada News Wednesday morning. “Points are going to be involved. Other game outcomes are going to play a part. You have to win ... and get some help with some other ballgames. We’ll see where that lies about 9:30 or 10 o’clock on Friday.”
The Eagles enter the Week 10 matchup riding an eight-game winning streak after starting the season with a 21-13 loss to Class 6A foe Sapulpa.
Edison has been tested in its last two road games. Against Coweta in Week 6, the Eagles escaped with a narrow 22-21 victory. Two weeks ago at McAlester, Edison was milking a late 18-13 lead before defeating the Buffaloes 25-13.
|Ada Defeats Nathan Hale|
|11/06/19 - |
TULSA — The Ada High School football team tried out a new-look offense during a Week 9 road game against Nathan Hale, and it looked pretty good.
With quarterback Manny LaValley taking snaps from under center, the Cougars used a power rushing attack Friday and blasted the Rangers 42-6 before fans who braved the cool weather at East Side Sports Complex.
Ada kept its playoffs hopes alive, evening its record at 4-4 overall and 3-2 in District 5A-3 play. Nathan Hale fell to 2-7 overall and 0-6 in the district. The Rangers have lost seven straight games after a 2-0 start.
With a performance that would have made former Ada standout running backs and uncles Brian Odom and Barry Odom proud, Bo Odom was the featured tailback for the AHS offense, and he also looked good doing it. Bo Odom rushed 13 times for 101 yards and a touchdown.
|Cougars Focus On Week 9|
|10/31/19 - |
The Ada High football team will look to get its offense back on track during a Week 9 road matchup with Nathan Hale Friday night.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tulsa East Central’s East Side Sports Complex.
The Cougars haven’t scored in two games, and head coach Chris Berus and company hope to remedy that situation against the Rangers. Ada dropped a 13-0 decision to Bishop Kelley last week on a cold, rainy Friday night in Tulsa.
“We can’t put ourselves behind the chains with negative plays and penalties. We’re not an offense where we can put ourselves in a hole,” Berus said. “There was no consistency up front, and we struggled throwing the football a little bit.”
|Tulsa Kelly Shuts Out Cougars|
|10/31/19 - |
TULSA — The Ada High football team's defense was markedly better against talented Bishop Kelley Friday night at Angelo Prassa Field. The offense, not so much.
The Comets scored an early touchdown and added a late score in a 13-0 victory over the Cougars on a rainy, cool night in Tulsa.
Bishop Kelley improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in District 5A-3 play, while Ada sunk to 3-4 and 2-3.
The Ada offenses has now sputtered for three consecutive weeks. The Cougars have produced just nine points in three contests and haven't scored in a touchdown in 11 consecutive quarters, including back-to-back shutout losses to Durant and Bishop Kelly.
The Comets struck first on their opening drive of the game. On their first offensive play, running back Grayson Hall ran through a big hole, broke a couple of tackles and rambled 57 yards to the Ada 10. Two carries later he found the end zone and Brooks Benson booted a PAT kick that put Bishop Kelley on top 7-0 with 10:39 left in the first quarter.
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