The Durant Lions will be on the road for a Friday night face-off against it’s arch rival the Ada Cougars.
This will the 70th meeting between these rivals. Ada holds the series lead with a record of 55-12-2 against Durant. The Lions have lost two in a row in the series since a 42-13 win in 2007. The last three losses have been by seven points or less.
“They are a big rival. We haven’t play them in a couple years, but it’s a traditional rival that goes way, way back and I’m glad to be playing them again.” said head coach Bryon Cordell.
Ada began the season beating Ardmore easily, 35-14. Then Ardmore beat Durant on Homecoming, 27-12. Now, it’s the Lions turn to face Ada and maybe Durant can do something Ardmore couldn’t, win.
The Lions defense will face a hot QB. Ada’s offense has produce almost 500 passing yards in two games. The Cougars are a balance team on offense and this could very well be “one of the best teams that Ada has had in a long time.” A test that the Lions must pass with out mistakes.
“First and foremost, is that we got to worry about us. I’m proud of the effort, but we are making too many mistakes.” said Cordell, “We lost two games that we could had won. We could easily be 2-0, not 0-2 except for mistakes that we have had made.”
As the old saying goes, “Practice make perfect.”
Lions practice this week , according Cordell, has been going well. “Practice so far has been good. The guys understand that we got to keep going.” said Cordell, “I ask them to do two things this week: Keep playing hard like they have and eliminate mistakes. That’s what it will take to beat Ada.”
The game kicks off in Ada this Friday at 7:30 p.m.