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October 5, 2013

Adair thwarts Nowata for huge district win

NOWATA, OK — Adair won its toughest road test of the season, a 24-13 win over Nowata, Friday night to move to 2-0 in District 2A-7 and claim the inside track for a home-field advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs.

Adair (4-1) jumped out to a 15-0 lead after one quarter on a pair of big plays, a 60-yard touchdown run by quarterback BJ Bradbury and a 54-yard passing score from Bradbury to Hunter Rosebrough.

The Warriors never trailed in the victory, but it didn't come easy, especially after a lackluster second quarter.

The Warrior defense shut out the ninth-ranked Ironmen until 1:17 remained in the first half, when Cory Hobbs caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Ironmen signal-caller Wyatt Steigerwald to cut the deficit to 15-8.

Nowata forced a three-and-out on the ensuing Warrior possession and blocked the Adair punt. The Ironmen converted the blocked kick into points on a 3-yard Wyatt Sanders run with 17 seconds on the clock before halftime, cutting the lead to 15-13.

The Warriors had two long drives killed by fumbles in the second quarter.

"We prepare for that kind of situation in practice," Adair head coach Mark Lippe said. "If we're having a bad practice, we stop it and say, 'Hey. This is halftime. Let's go out and have a better second half.' No one was panicking. We came out in the second half, and we executed."

The Warriors held the Ironmen (4-1, 1-1 2A-7) to just 22 rushing yards and zero points in the last two quarters, adding a 27-yard Rosebrough field goal in the third quarter and a seven-yard Bradbury TD run in the fourth quarter to pad the lead.

"We want to make a playoff run. We have a lot to work on. We have to come out Monday and not relax," Lippe said. "We have yet to play our best game of football, but it's encouraging to come out and get a win when you're not playing at the highest level."

Bradbury led the Warriors in rushing and passing, carrying 11 times for 121 yards and completing nine of his 16 throws for 126 yards and a score. Bradbury did not throw an interception.

Cody Yoder ran six times for 29 yards, and Cody Eby added 28 yards on 16 totes. Rosebrough pitched in 96 yards on five catches.

The Warriors, ranked seventh in Class 2A, host Chouteau in a key district game next Friday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

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