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VERDIGRIS 56, HOLLAND HALL 42

Verdigris could not delver retribution for its football team Monday night as Holland Hall’s Jadon Cool Jadon Cool 6'3" | SG Holland Hall | 2023 State OK controlled the game early.

Two schools with no shortage of history, the Cardinals and Dutch split the 2021 football season 1-1, with Verdigris besting its rival in a stunning 12-7 regular season upset Oct. 29, but the Dutch getting the last laugh as the eventual 3A state champs bounced the Cardinals 35-6 in the semifinal game Nov. 26.

With revenge on its mind, 10th-ranked Verdigris did its best to spoil No. 6 Holland Hall’s fun in the first round of the Inola Tournament, but a 28-point surge from the Cool junior prospect from Tulsa fended off the birds from Route 66.


TURNING POINT

After a deadlocked first period that paused on a 10-10 score, Cool went to work, scoring 11 points in the second period as the Dutch led by as many as 12.

During the Dutch second-period run, it wasn’t only Cool that played heroically, but the two-way play of Nate Mullendore Nate Mullendore 6'3" | SG Holland Hall | 2023 OK helped Holland Hall to establish a stout

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