Kilby then rolled to his right, looked back left and connected with Simmer for what turned out to be the game-winning TD.
Harrah wasn’t done. Stephens took a short pass and turned it into a 37-yard catch-and-run to set up Harrah at the Ada 29 with seven seconds left. However, on the final play, Ada 5-9 cornerback Jamal Henderson out-jumped a Panther receiver to make an interception in the end zone as time expired to turn back the last Harrah threat.
“He made a great play. A lot of people think they can pick on No. 7 (Henderson). They don’t realize he can jump up and dunk a basketball,” Weber said.
The first four possessions of the game all resulted in scores.
Harrah took the opening drive of the game 80 yards for a score, with running back Hunter Goodwin scoring from 13 yards out to give the visitors an early 7-0 advantage.
The Cougars marched from their own 32 down to Harrah's 10 before the drive stalled, and Ada settled for a 27-yard field goal by Todd Penick that cut the Harrah lead to 7-3 with 14 seconds left in a fast-moving first quarter.
Harrah responded with a 12-play, clock-eating drive that ended with a 1-yard Stephens touchdown run on fourth down. The Panthers converted on a two-point play when quarterback Zach Hamblin connected with Colin Jennings to boost the Harrah lead to 15-3.
Ada answered with a 65-yard drive that featured an 18-yard pass to Black and a 12-yard pass to Osahwv Frazier. Kilby finished off the drive with a nice 17-yard TD keeper to help the Cougars trim the score to 15-10 at halftime.
The Cougars got to the Harrah 13 on the opening drive of the third quarter before Harrah’s Jordan Fredrickson picked Kilby off in the end zone.