|11/09/18 - |
It’s the most wonderful time, of the year.
Ada head football coach Chris Berus isn’t necessarily thinking Christmas when he hears those words. That’s because it’s high school playoff football time in Oklahoma.
“It’s the best time of the year. I’m proud of our kids for putting us in the position to continue to go play,” he said.
The Cougars ended up being the fourth seed in District 5A-3 and have the daunting task of traveling to Collinsville Friday night to battle the third-ranked and undefeated Cardinals (10-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Sallee Field.
Ada’s seesaw season has left the Cougars at 5-5 heading into Class 5A’s version of the Sweet 16.
“We play a great Collinsville squad that has celebrated a lot of fo success this year,” Berus said.
“They’re very good. It’s a great first-round matchup,” he continued. “They’re probably a Top 3 or Top 4 in the state. But there are 16 teams left and you want to win and advance. It doesn’t have to be flashy. It doesn’t have to be pretty. You just want to win and move right on the bracket and that’s our goal. We’re excited for the opportunity.”