|Cougars Season Ends With Playoff Loss|
The Ada High football team dug itself a first-half hole they just could climb out of in a 35-14 loss to No. 7 Clinton in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs last Friday inside the Tornado Bowl.|
Ada ended its' season with a 5-6 record, while the Red Tornadoes advanced to a second-round showdown with No. 5 Hilldale at 9-2.
|Cougs Are On To The Playoffs|
HARRAH — The Harrah Panthers marched down the field on the opening series of the game against Ada during Friday’s Week 10 matchup and scored on a 1-yard dive by quarterback Jaden Rausch.
The impressive drive lasted 10 plays and covered 62 yards. A nice 27-yard pass from Rausch to Jackson Lemons got the Panthers close.
But that was all she wrote. That’s all the scoring Ada’s defense would allow.
The Cougars reeled off 30 unanswered points and used a 20-point outburst in the third quarter to pull away for a convincing 30-6 win.
Ada has now won three straight games (and four of its last five) to improve to 5-5 overall and 4-3 in District 4-2 play. Harrah ended its season at 2-8 and 2-5.
|Cougars To Face Clinton In Playoffs|
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The Ada Cougars are going to the playoffs.
“Early in the year our goal was not to just make the playoffs, but to go win in the playoffs and that goal is still intact even after everything we’ve been through this year,” said Ada head coach Wade Standley.
With a win over the Panthers, Ada finished third in the district and travel to No. 6 Clinton for the first round of the Class 4A playoffs
|Cougars Inch Closer To Playoffs|
Clinging to a narrow two-point lead early in the fourth quarter, the Ada Cougars needed something — anything — to steal back the momentum that visiting Blanchard had clearly owned during an 18-minute stretch of Friday night’s Week 9 matchup at Norris Field.
Ada quarterback Jackson McFarlane came to the rescue.The ever-improving junior zig-zagged his way through the Lion defense for a 72-yard keeper with 10:09 left in the game to help the Cougars secure a much-needed 31-19 District 4A-2 victory before a Senior Night crowd inside Koi Ishto Stadium.
“It was a huge win,” admitted Ada head coach Wade Standley amidst the postgame celebration. “I’m so proud of our young men.”
|Cougars Rush Past Tulsa Central|
Mick Cowan: The Cougars traveled to Tulsa to battle the Central Braves Thursday night in a must-win situation.|
Both teams had been scoring TDs at a high rate in recent games, and an offensive battle seemed likely. Things did not start that way, and the Cougar defense turned in a brilliant game except for one play in a 30-6 Ada victory.
Meanwhile, the offensive line opened holes, and tailback Adam Anderson blasted through them for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Jackson McFarlane added 94 yards and two more scores. McFarlane also threw for 142 yards as he completed 19-of-25 pass.
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