|09/09/18 - |
The Ada High football team had to forget about its subpar showing during a Week 1 loss at Ardmore in a hurry.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Bears broke a nine-year playoff drought by making the playoffs in 2016, but then they went a step further, beating Bishop Kelley and Ardmore on the road to advance to a somewhat surprising state semifinals berth last fall.
“When the kids showed up Monday, we finished a couple of corrections and started on Noble,” Chris Berus said Wednesday morning.
Noble senior gunslinger Hayden Lingle makes the Bears tick. During the Bears’ 42-21 win over Newcastle last week, Lingle — a preseason All-State candidate — threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half.
“He’s very slick in what he does offensively,” Berus said. “He’s very smooth in the RPO (run-pass option) game. They didn’t run him much in their first ballgame against Newcastle because they didn’t have to. But I think he’s got the ability in their RPO game to hand it off, to keep it and run it or throw the ball.”