J.W. Cole, one of a long line of players from Hollis High School who helped build the OU football dynasty, died Saturday in Ardmore. He was 86.
Cole was a lineman who played on OU’s 1950 national championship team. Other Sooner standouts of that era from Hollis were Darrell Royal, Leon Heath and Leon Manley.
Cole served in the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star. He then went into coaching and administration, including stints at Southwestern State and Northwestern State.
COWBOYS THROTTLE AMERICAN
Oklahoma State chalked up four falls and a major decision on Sunday afternoon to rout American 43-6 in wrestling before 1,805 fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The No. 6-ranked Cowboys closed their home dual season with pins from Josh Kindig at 149 pounds, Tyler Caldwell (165), Chris Perry (174) and Blake Rosholt (197). Nolan Boyd won by major decision at 184.
NEO WINS NATIONAL TITLE
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M capped its first wrestling season in 20 years by winning the National Junior College Athletics Association championship.