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Cascade’s Merritt is ready for a breakout season

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It didn’t take Dennis Merritt very long to realize that he was faster than most everybody else he competed against in an athletic endeavor.

“It’s God’s gift that I can run,” he said. “When I played pee-wee football, I was an option quarterback, and every time I’d roll out, there would be open green.”

Merritt is now a running back, and a very good one at that. It’s a good bet that he’ll be seeing a lot more open green…

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