HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK
CHA upsets No. 3 Rejoice Christian
Christian Heritage upsets No. 3 Rejoice Christian
Christian Heritage squeaked into the Class A playoffs but rolled into the championship game.
The unranked Crusaders continued their improbable run with a 34-13 rout of
No. 3 Rejoice Christian late Friday night following a three-hour weather delay.
“We played our best game of the year last night,” CHA coach Tony Merrell said.
“I said the same thing the week before. We just keep playing a little more of a complete game.”
Star quarterback Zach
Hale accounted for five touchdowns — three passing and two rushing — and 246 total yards.
And the CHA defense held Rejoice Christian’s explosive offense in check. Star Andrew Crow was limited to just 67 yards on 18 carries.
Now, CHA gets its first chance at an OSSAA title Friday night against No. 7 Tonkawa at Stillwater High School.
Beggs advancing to title game
Nursing a one point lead, Metro Christian had the ball and was trying to run out the clock.
But Beggs’ story was not finished.
A bad snap was gobbled up by Beggs linebacker
Easton Davis to give the Demons the ball back with less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
One play later, TJ Austin rushed for his third touchdown from seven yards out as No. 2 Beggs took down No. 7 Metro Christian 33-28 to advance to the Class 2A state final.
One month since Beggs running back Kayson
Tolliver was shot and killed, the Demons are now advancing to the championship game in a rematch with Sperry, the team they beat the day after Tolliver’s death to clinch a district title.
“Our kids were not going to go away,” Beggs coach
David Tenison said.
“I’m proud of the resiliency of our team. They’re just not going to be defeated. They’re going to keep fighting until the last second.”
Tonkawa takes down Fairview
Tonkawa took advantage of three Fairview turnovers to advance to the Class A finals.
Leading 14-13 midway through the third quarter, an errant snap went over Fairview quarterback Kade
Dillard’s head and was recovered by Tonkawa. Tonkawa then capitalized on the turnover as Simeon
Shepherd raced 40 yards to the end zone to make the score 21-13.
On Fairview’s next possession, Tonkawa's
Cameron Grein intercepted Dillard’s pass as Fairview threatened to score from inside the 10 late in the third quarter. Tonkawa then put the game away as quarterback Braydon Hampton connected with
Jayden Myer for a 42-yard touchdown pass to give Tonkawa the final score of 28-13.