Teammates for three years at Davis, Zac Maynard and Cole Weber have had plenty of successes on the field.
They capped off stellar careers with the highest honor on Friday.
The 2012 graduates were granted one more chance to team up together at the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State football game. Maynard and Weber were a part of the West team’s 33-19 victory over the East at Union Tuttle Stadium in Tulsa.
The two defensive aces were drafted into the West squad as replacements. Weber got the call at the beginning of the summer and Maynard was notified on Monday.
“It was good times; it was fun,” said Maynard, who had eight tackles (five unassisted) and recovered an onside kick at the end of the game on Friday. “It was kinda rewarding. It was a good way to finish high school.”
For Maynard, who signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, it’s been a busy summer. He has been on campus in Miami for summer practice since July 1, and he also represented Oklahoma in the Oil Bowl in June. The 6-foot, 215-pound linebacker said he’s put on about 5-10 pounds this summer.
“It’s been going good,” he said. “I’ve been there learning the defense and the schemes, and working on getting bigger and stronger.”
The same goes for Weber, who’s been seemingly destined for a collegiate football career. The 5-10, 195-pounder is the son of Davis head football coach Jody Weber, nephew of current Ada head coach Matt Weber and grandson of former Davis coach Joe Weber.
Weber will play football at East Central University in Ada in the fall, where he’ll make the transition from safety to outside linebacker.
“That was a big dream growing up; I always wanted to get to that next level,” Weber said. “Now that I’m here, it’s starting to really hit and I’m really excited for it.”
The win Friday was the last in highly-decorated high school careers for Maynard and Weber. In three seasons as starters, the two were at the forefront of three Class 2A-4 district championships, a 2A state runner-up team in 2010 and a 33-5 overall record. Both were two-time All-Ardmoreite Super Team selections.
Weber said the team came up short of expectations by not winning a state championship, but was proud that his group was a part of something special. As juniors in 2010, Weber and Maynard were on the Davis squad that broke Ada’s state record for consecutive playoff appearances. That record was extended to 28 in 2011.
“We accomplished a lot of good things,” Maynard said. “We didn’t win a state championship, but we came out and played hard every Friday night.
“Hopefully we helped keep the standard of things high.”
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