Father-son combine to help Lincoln Christian win state title

Father-son combine to help Lincoln Christian win state title
Lincoln Christian celebrates with the gold ball trophy after defeating Plainview in the Class 3A state championship football game in Edmond on Saturday. ( MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World/MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World)

EDMOND — Lincoln Christian football coach Jerry Ricke’s quarterback and son, Chase, has done everything ever asked of him, and even though winning a state title was never discussed, Chase did that, too.

The Bulldogs beat Plainview 42-21 on Saturday at Wantland Stadium to claim the Class 3A state title in Chase’s last high school game. He completed his first 11 passes before finishing the game 18-of-21 for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Chase finished his career as Lincoln’s leader in career passing yards with 9,683.

When the game was over — with his son celebrating with their family behind him — Jerry paused and swallowed to attempt to keep his emotions in check, but as the emotions overwhelmed, he became father over coach.

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