Trio helps Chris­tian Her­itage dom­i­nate OCA

The Oklahoman - - SPORTS - BY TIM WILLERT Staff Writer

ED­MOND – Chris­tian Her­itage looked like a team primed to make a Class A play­off run Fri­day night while Ok­la­homa Chris­tian Academy looked like a team play­ing for the fu­ture.

The Cru­saders, be­hind the play of se­niors Bridge Bullard, Josh Con­dreay and Zach Hale, dom­i­nated the in­ex­pe­ri­enced Ea­gles in a 41-11 rout at Husky Sta­dium.

Con­dreay scored on runs of 35 and 41 yards; Hale ran 15 yards for a touch­down and threw a 57-yard scor­ing pass to Bullard, who re­turned a fum­ble by Ea­gles quar­ter­back S’mauri Abram 41 yards for a score to put the ic­ing on a 27-point sec­ond quar­ter.

“We hit some big plays on of­fense, then the de­fense re­ally (played well),” coach Tony Mer­rell said. “We just played well. It was one of those that things just kind of fell our way with turnovers and stuff like that.”

In­ex­pe­ri­ence plagued the Ea­gles (3-5, 2-4) who suited up 22 play­ers who had not played high school foot­ball be­fore this sea­son.

Abram, fill­ing in for in­jured starter Kaleb Fellers, also threw two in­ter­cep­tions against the opportunistic Cru­saders de­fense, which lim­ited the Ea­gles’ flexbone of­fense to 186 yards on 53 car­ries.

Run­ning back Blake El­lis was a bright spot for the Ea­gles, rush­ing 19 times for 86 yards. Caster Walker scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quar­ter.

“It’s new for a lot of peo­ple,” OCA coach Grey Pow­ell said. “We knew we were go­ing to strug­gle.

“I’m proud of the kids, we had a lot of fresh­men and young guys out there that had never played be­fore. CHA’s a good team. You start mak­ing those mis­takes and it just kind of snow­balls on you.”

[PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS, THE OK­LA­HOMAN]

Chris­tian Her­itage’s Lan­don Crosby rushes as OCA’s Hunter En­gle chases him dur­ing Fri­day’s game be­tween CHA and Ok­la­homa Chris­tian Academy at Ed­mond North High School.

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