High school football: Family comes first for CHA coach

John Merrell missed last week’s game against OCS to be with his daughter, who has been diagnosed with colon cancer.

By Scott Wright Published: October 24, 2012
Advertisement
;

DEL CITY — Christian Heritage football coach John Merrell looked up at the clock at 7:23 p.m. last Thursday.

It was seven minutes until kickoff of one of CHA’s biggest games in recent years, a crucial district matchup against rival Oklahoma Christian, and Merrell was exactly where he was supposed to be that night — not at the football field.

Merrell was in a...

Oklahoman subscribers have access to this article. Unlock it below.

What is this? Learn more.
NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.

Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    High school football: Sperry rallies for win week after lineman dies
  2. 2
    New video shows beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State group
  3. 3
    OU football: Jordan Phillips breaks out 'Shmoney dance' after sack against Tennessee
  4. 4
    VIDEO: Oklahoma State WR Brandon Sheperd catches 18-yard touchdown from Daxx Garman
  5. 5
    OSU football: J.W. Walsh watches first quarter of OSU-UTSA from the top of Boone Pickens Stadium
+ show more