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.

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