Head Coach: Brad O’Steen
2020 Record: 5-4
Following a playoff win in 2020, the Ada Cougars are looking to build on that success this year. With 10 returning starters, six on offense and four on defense, the Cougars have the foundation to just that. Offensively, the Cougars will run an option-based attack. The Ada offense is led by quarterback Carter Freeland (6-2, 180, Jr.). Cougars head coach says Freeland is a hard worker with good leadership skills and a high football IQ. Those traits come in handy when running Ada’s multi-formation option attack. While the scheme is based heavily on the run, Freeland does have a good weapon that he can get the ball to on the outside. Wide receiver, and VYPE Top 100 player, Andrew Hughes (6-3, 175, Jr.) tallied just 11 catches for 173 yards last year, but he turned four of those catches into touchdowns. Cougars head coach says that Hughes is not only smart and coachable but also has great physical tools that make him a weapon in this Ada offense. Any good option attack must have a solid offensive line and Ada has that with three returning starters in Caden Balthrop (5-10, 230, Jr.), Caden Whitehead (5-10, 250, Jr.), and Dalton Weston (5-10, 250, Jr.).