ADA, OK -- The biggest game in the State of Oklahoma will fittingly take place in the state's Capitol tomorrow. The fourth ranked Ada Cougars will get battled tested as they face the sixth best team in Class 4A with a district title hanging in the balance.
You can feel the vibe at Ada High. This tradition rich Cougar program is back and, so far on the season, perfect.
"The spirit in the school, it's just so alive. We haven't had this school spirit that we've had this year in, since I've been here. It's crazy in there. I mean, every body is talking about it. It's a big deal," said senior full back and linebacker Dalton Thompson.
"High fives every where. Every one is just excited, giving you pats on the back, and just know we're doing a good thing here, and they're ready for us to go to that big ball game in week 14 for the State Championship. That's what we're all looking forward to," added senior defensive end Andrew Leach.
Not so fast. The Cougars have a business trip in Oklahoma City Friday, where the sixth ranked Douglass Trojans anxiously await with a lot on the line.
"It's real important to us. We got the whole town behind us. It's for the district championship, and we haven't had one of those in a while, and so it's real exciting, and it's going to be a dang good game," Thompson said.
"Both of us have secured a home playoff. Obviously who wins has the possibility of two home playoff games. So that's pretty important also if we can continue to win," head coach Matt Weber said.
The Trojans are good, scary good, scoring 33 points a game and holding teams to only 10.
"Oh, they're big and they're physical and they'll be ready to play. So we have to come back and be ready to play as well, so it's going to be a physical ball game," Leach added.
So what's the anecdote for the Douglass poison? How about senior quarterback Wyatt Robson Ada's all time leading passer, who's shredded class 4A all season, passing for more than 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns.
They'll rely on him to make the same production he's been grinding out all season.
Even if he doesn't, one things for sure about Robson and these Cougars: they're addicted to winning and will stop at nothing to keep it going.
"I'm just enjoying winning these games. I mean, the bus rides back and in the locker room. It's just great being with these guys and winning games," Thompson concluded.
Ada will try to win their first district title since 2005 on the road with a rare 7 p.m. kick off.