High school notebook: Ada's wild season continues with win against Harrah

Ada's latest comeback came Friday when tight end Micah Simmer caught a touchdown pass from Corey Kilby in the final seconds to seal a 29-24 win against Harrah for the Cougars' second straight win in the final seconds.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: October 26, 2013

Ada coach Matt Weber joked about the stress this season has had on him with the fourth-ranked Cougars coming from behind in four games for wins.

“I was already going bald,” he said while laughing. “I'm going balder and it's kind of a double-whammy with gray hair, too. We've had some really exciting games for fans, not so fun for coaches.”

The latest comeback came Friday when tight end Micah Simmer caught a touchdown pass from Corey Kilby in the final seconds to seal a 29-24 win against Harrah for the Cougars' second straight win in the final seconds.

After Harrah took the lead on a field foal with 1:48 remaining, Ada drove 80 yards for the victory that could send District 4A-2 into a frenzy.

Ada plays McLoud this week, while No. 3 Douglass and Harrah play each other. If Harrah beats the Trojans and Ada beats McLoud, the Cougars must beat Douglass in Week 10 to avoid a three-way tie.

If Douglass wins Friday, though, the Trojans and Cougars are guaranteed the top two spots in the district.

Perhaps that resiliency will show itself again after a 2012 campaign that saw little adversity before a semifinals loss to eventual state champion Clinton.

“I don't know that we ever played from behind last year,” Weber said. “Our kids are not ever giving up and hopefully it will pay off for us later down the road.”

BLANCHARD'S CLANTON OK

Blanchard senior Walker Clanton sustained a scary neck injury near the end of the Lions' 54-21 victory against Mount St. Mary on Friday and had to be taken to the hospital.

Clanton, a backup defensive end and special teams player, ran into a collision on a kickoff with 58 seconds remaining and suffered a sprained neck, Blanchard coach Jeff Craig said Saturday morning.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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