TULSA — The Verdigris Cardinals fell to the Berryhill Chiefs 28-10 in District 3A-4 action Friday night at Berryhill Stadium.
The fourth-ranked Cardinals dropped their first game of the season and are now 4-1 overall and 1-1 in district play. They will host Rogers County rival Inola next Friday at 7 p.m.
Quarterback Dylan White finished with a little over 200 yards of total offense and had the lone touchdown for Verdigris.
White executed a beautiful fake, kept the ball, and raced 72 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 7 with 5:13 left in the first quarter.
Rushton Williams gave the Cards a 10-7 lead after he made a 28-yard field goal at the 10:05 mark of the second period. From that point, though, it was all Berryhill (4-1, 2-0).
Ethan Stites gave the 10th-ranked Chiefs the lead for good on a burst up the middle that ended up going for 64 yards to the house with 8:43 remaining in the second quarter.
Berryhill quarterback Jaxon Waite punched one in from a yard out on a sneak to make it 21-10 with 59 seconds left in the first half.
The only points of the second half came on a 7-yard touchdown connection from Waite to Lucas Ellen with 5:33 remaining in the third period.
Verdigris running backs Mason Mittasch and Caden Parnell combined for 65 yards, but neither was able to break off any big gains.
Isiak Layton had only one catch, but it was good for a team-high 42 yards for the Cardinals. Teammate Tyler Mitchell added 40 yards on four grabs.
Verdigris turned it over three times and penalties were also problematic, finishing with seven total for 71 yards.