Mental errors and mistakes led to frustration and that frustration gave way to three technical fouls down the stretch, two on Bethesda and one on Indiana Deaf.
With Bethesda up 40-38, Indiana Deaf finished with a 7-1 run to close out the Patriots.
With only two seniors — John Mlagan and Aaron Hampton — Cook said he needs the pair to step up as they are “battle tested” and lead this group the rest of the season.
“We’re going to have to lean on our seniors this year,” he said. “There’s a lot they bring to the table. Aaron had some good words for the team in the locker room afterward about where he was needing to take more responsibility and as he does that, others will follow his lead.”
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