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Oklahoma prep football: CHA gets ready for Morrison once again

by Ryan Aber Modified: November 24, 2008 at 4:48 am •  Published: November 24, 2008
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/articleid/3324651/1/pictures/519561">Photo - Christian Heritage Academy's quarterback Justin Law celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass that put the Crusaders up 46-15 over  Community Christian School during the Oklahoma Christian School state championship game at Crusader Field in Oklahoma City on Nov. 10, 2005. Christian Heritage Academy beat Community Christian School 52-15 to win their 13th straight championship. By John Clanton/The Oklahoman.
Christian Heritage Academy's quarterback Justin Law celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass that put the Crusaders up 46-15 over Community Christian School during the Oklahoma Christian School state championship game at Crusader Field in Oklahoma City on Nov. 10, 2005. Christian Heritage Academy beat Community Christian School 52-15 to win their 13th straight championship. By John Clanton/The Oklahoman.
"They’ve always been a very physical football team.”

That’s nothing new for the Crusaders, though, who have been outsized in virtually every game they’ve played.

"We’ve gone and competed hard and found ways to make up for that,” Merrell said. "That’s what we’ll have to do Saturday.”

Morrison is used to playing at this time of the year, having won 13 state titles in eight-man football.

CHA isn’t used to playing this deep into the fall. The Christian school playoffs, which CHA won 13 times, usually end in early November.

"Our goal has been to make it to Thanksgiving and have to adjust practices,” Merrell said. "It’s all new to us.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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