Christian Heritage Academy has been making do without its star quarterback Colton Lindsey since he injured his shoulder in Week 1's 28-14 loss to Hennessey.
CHA coach John Merrell inserted Lindsey's brother, Spencer, in at quarterback, and the Crusaders are 2-1 since, including a 32-8 district-opening win against Northeast last week.
But the true test comes this week against No. 1-ranked Millwood and its star-studded secondary led by Cameron Batson and Alfonzo McMillian.
“Under the circumstances, he's done well,” Merrell said. “The game is starting to slow down a little bit to him because he's pretty inexperienced. It's moved pretty fast the first few games and was pretty much a blur.”
Spencer Lindsey, a 6-foot-5, 232-pound junior, was moved to quarterback last season and played just a few junior varsity games.
He's completed 30 of 58 passes for 485 yards, two interceptions and two touchdowns.
However, Colton Lindsey is not lost for the season. Merrell said he could return this week, though that appears doubtful.
“We're going to get Colton back, thank goodness,” Merrell said. “We're not going to rush him back and lose him for the year.”
INTERIM STUDY TO CONCLUDE THURSDAY
The interim study regarding the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association being conducted by an Oklahoma House committee will conclude on Thursday.
The sessions will start at 9:30 a.m. and finish around noon.
This is the third session of the study, with the first two focusing on the transparency of the organization, the appeals process, finances and costs of the schools for the OSSAA and the benefits it provides and more.
Several people have spoken against the OSSAA during the study, which could result in legislative action.