ADA, OK -- The Ada Cougars are back and reloaded after a 12-1 season that finished in the state quarterfinals.
They tore through their regular season finishing a perfect 10-0. But eventual champion Clinton was just a little too strong in the final four.
Don't let any one tell you this team isn't capable for another run at state title number 20, even with all the star players that graduated.
"Even though we lost so many starters, that's really not completely accurate because we have so many of these kids that either started at some point during the season or played significant snaps. So you know we have some experience coming back and we obviously lost some kids, some were two in three year starters, they're going to be tough to replace but I think we'll be just fine. We're just going to be different," junior quarterback Tryce Prince said.
"We just want to have the same season, we don't want to worry about anything anybody is saying, we lost a lot of starters, all that stuff. We just want to come out here, work hard, and do what Ada does and that's win," head coach Matt Weber added.