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Greenies aim to make history with championship win

The Christ School football team will play for a state championship on Friday night in High Point. It will be the third time in the past six years the Greenies have made it this far, but they're still looking for that elusive title. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

The Christ School football team will play for a state championship on Friday night in High Point. It will be the third time in the past six years the Greenies have made it this far, but they're still looking for that elusive title.

Former NFL quarterback and legendary college football star Heath Shuler is still having fun on the field as Christ School's assistant coach.

"It's a way to give back, not only to the game but to a group of kids who are willing and who have a desire to learn and want to know more," Shuler said.

Everything he does has a purpose -- to help the quarterback and receivers become the best players they can be.

"I've never been around a group of kids that will stop you and say, 'Hey, let's go over something else,'" Shuler said. "Their desire to learn X's and O's is phenomenal."

Quarterback Drew Johnson has been one of the best in the state at his position, and Coach Shuler has helped him improve every single week.

"It's great. He's taught me so much. I've been working with him for about a year and a half now," Johnson said. "He's just taught me so much. I'm so grateful to be able to work with somebody like that."

There's been over 100 years of football here at Christ School, and none of those teams has ever won a state championship. This year's Greenies, the 2016 version, has every intention of trying to change that history on Friday night.

"Football has been in existence here since 1911, and they've never won a state championship game," head football coach Mark Moroz said. "So, that's pretty special. So, to be a member of a team that brings home the first state title, that would be huge."

"All the work I've put in from coming here last year to now," Banks Campbell, Christ School lineman, said. "It's definitely worth it because these are my brothers. So, it's an experience."

Christ School will kick off at High Point Christian on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. in the state championship game.

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