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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