The local football scene here has been somewhat lackluster. Over the years, the area football programs shined, especially Ada’s, which boasts 19 state championships, 5 of which I covered. But this year, it’s just been on the slow side. Crowds are smaller and quieter. Teams that once dominated are faltering.
One pleasant exception was last night. Ada hosted traditional rival McAlester, and while I think rivalries are lame and pretentious, the game itself was great, and it woke up a fan base that has been asleep all year. It ended up going to two overtimes, with McAlester edging Ada 28-27 after Ada failed to convert after their final OT touchdown.