KELLYVILLE, OK —
New players, same result.
For the second straight year, Adair exploded for 50-plus points on Kellyville in both teams’ season opener as the Warriors shut out the Ponies, 53-0, Friday night.
Last year, it was seniors Zak Woolman and Brady Bradbury leading the charge in a 55-7 Adair win. This year, plenty of young faces lit up the scoreboard for the Warriors (1-0), who raced out to a 40-0 lead at halftime.
Freshman quarterback BJ Bradbury, who would throw for 180 yards on 11-of-14 passing with four touchdowns in his varsity debut, had a hand in five of the Warriors’ six first-half scores.
Bradbury hooked up with junior receiver Hunter Rosebrough for 11- and 8-yard scoring tosses in the first quarter, and Adair led through 14-0 through the first 12 minutes.
The scoreboard really came alive in the second quarter. Bradbury found sophomore Brock Martin open in the end zone for a three-yard score before fellow sophomore Cody Eby ran the ball in from seven yards out to make the score 26-0 midway through the second quarter. Eby finished with 91 yards on the ground.
Bradbury and Martin connected for their second touchdown of the quarter on an 80-yard bomb to push the lead to 33-0. A Bradbury 3-yard scramble pushed the margin to 40 heading into the half.
Senior running back Cody Yoder plundered the Pony defense for 135 yards on the ground and scored on a one-yard plunge on the starters’ only series of the second half, which was played with a running clock.
Freshman backup quarterback Bo Rogers provided the final margin with a scoring scamper from a yard out in the fourth quarter.
Next up for the Warriors is Wyandotte Friday in Adair’s home opener. The Warriors tamed the Bears (1-0) twice last season — once in Week 2, once in the first round of the 2A state playoffs.
“They have a strong run game, they’re aggressive on D,” AHS head coach Mark Lippe said. “They want a piece of us. It’s an old rivalry. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, Adair and Wyandotte was one of the biggest games in northeastern Oklahoma.”
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Gene Winfield Stadium.