Saturday, May 31, 2014
Players from five different states are slated to appear in the 77th annual Oil Bowl at Memorial Stadium on June 14.
For the second straight year, there won’t be a Texas-Oklahoma format, but Oklahoma, Arizona, Louisiana and Arkansas will be represented in Wichita Falls’ high school football all-star game.
That’s because the Oil Bowl partnered up with Sports International Football Camps, which runs football clinics across the United States during the summer. Eight athletes who received special accolades from last year’s camps have been invited to play.
Eleven local players will suit up for West Texas as Rider’s Davon Allison, Wichita Falls High’s Neil Esteves and Hirschi’s Reggie Hickman and Rico Shumpert will represent WFISD.
Graham’s Dillon Gonzales, Vernon’s David Garza, Iowa Park’s Dakota Schweiger, City View’s Ethan Raber, Holliday’s Logan Allen, Bowie’s Garland McCoy and Harrold’s Matt Templeton also will play for the West.
Oil Bowl Chairman Gary Hill is excited about partnering with Sports International but said it was a little more difficult this year locking up players as the East only has 31, five fewer than usual.
“We’ve tried to cap it at 36 and every year we’ll have coaches who have 37 or 38,” Hill said. “But not this year. They’re still pretty even matched on numbers and we could still get one or two players added.”
Last year was the first time since 1961 that the Oil Bowl didn’t feature a Texas-Oklahoma rivalry. East Texas claimed a 22-17 victory over West Texas.
Tickets for the Oil Bowl can be purchased at the Maskat Shrine or by calling 940-766-4511.
General admission is $10 per ticket and reserved seating costs $15. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. June 14 at Memorial Stadium.
The Oil Bowl Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Maskat Shrine.
OIL BOWL ROSTERS
Name School Ht/Wt. Pos. College
Dennis Adrole Justin Northwest 5-11/180 HB/CB (Southwestern Okla.)
Logan Allen Holliday 6-1, 210 FB/LB (Mary Hardin-Baylor)
Davon Allison Rider 6-0/175 WR Rider (Midwestern State)
Drew Bolin Keller Central 5-11/215 LB (Undecided)
*William Braswell Tombstone, Ariz. 6-3/195 QB/TE/DE, (Undecided)
Fino Cardona Boyd 5-10/185 RB (Undecided)
Caden Coots Midland Lee 6-1/195 QB (Wayland Baptist)
Andrew Davis Sweetwater 6-0/275 C/G/DT (Howard Payne)
Landry Estes Byron Nelson 6-3/245 LT (West Texas A&M)
Neil Esteves Wichita Falls High 5-10/180 RB/S (Undecided)
Francisco Garcia Arlington Lamar 6-0/265 C/G/NT/DT (Undecided)
*Rashun Garner Lawton, Okla. 5-8/170 OLB/S (Oklahoma State University)
Jailen Garrett Byron Nelson 5-11/180 CB (Undecided)
David Garza Vernon 5-10/165 S (Undecided)
Dillon Gonzales Graham 5-9/175 RB (Undecided)
Terrance Grimsley Lawton, Okla. 6-0/255 NG (William Penn)
Matthew Hawkins Aledo 6-0/190 LB (Undecided)
*Dallas Ray Herring Hartshorne, Okla. 5-8/180 RB/CB (Southwest Okla. State)
Reggie Hickman Hirschi 6-1/330 RG/DT (Undecided)
Kris Key Justin Northwest 6-2/295 OG/C, (Southwestern Okla. State)
Derek Kiser Burnet 6-1/175 QB (Tarleton State)
Robert Lee Lubbock Coronado 5-9/175 RB (Cisco College)
Gunner Linhart Austin Vandegrift 6-1/215 DT/E (Texas Tech)
Marquise McClinton Arlington Lamar 5-8/176 RB/SS (Southeastern Okla. State)
Garland McCoy Bowie 6-1/192 QB (Texas Lutheran)
*Devin Phillips Franklinton, La. 6-2/270 OL/ DL (Undecided)
Ethan Raber City View 6-2/160 K (Texas Tech)
Jesse Salisbury Azle 5-10/165 WR/S (Oklahoma Baptist)
Dakota Schweiger Iowa Park 6-0/208 RB/LB (Midwestern State)
Charles Scott Arlington Martin 6-1/270 T/G (Evangel University)
Chris Scott Amarillo 6-3/180 R (Fort Hays State)
Rico Shumpert Hirschi 6-1/210 QB/TE/OLB (Undecided)
Malik Sims Amarillo 5-9/150 QB/CB, (West Texas A&M)
Matthew Templeton Harrold 6-4/230 TE/DE (Undecided)
Kolyn Waldrop Springtown 6-0/220 LT/DE/DT (Texas Tech)
Coaches: Weldon Nelms, Weatherford (head coach); Cody Slater, Benbrook, (offensive coordinator); Bart Helsley, Kellar Central (defensive coordinator).
Assistants: Jerod Fikac (Weatherford), Dustin Altmiller (Benbrook), Mike Sports (Keller Central).
Name School Ht/Wt. Pos. College
*John Alvarado Riesel 6-1/220 LT/DE (Undecided)
*Chance Alverson Rogers, Ark. 6-1/240 DT (Undecided)
*Matthew Bailey Colmesneil 6-2/180 QB/CB (Undecided)
Justin Bigelow Denison 5-11/280 C/NG (Southwestern Okla. State)
Mason Binder Muenster 5-10/185 RB/ LB (Austin College)
Landon Boaz Valley View 6-3/206 RB/LB (Southern Nazarene)
Charlie Bray Pottsboro 6-6/325 LG (East Central)
Marcus Daggs Ennis 6-2/175 WR (Cisco College)
Jared Endres Muenster 5-8/195 G/T (Texas Tech)
Nicholas Gabriel Ennis 6-0/211 RB/LB (Midwestern State)
Jordon Harold Mesquite Horn 6-1/225 LB (Ouachita Baptist)
Aspen Hulme Rowlett 5-10/204 K/P (Mississippi)
Collin Kilcrease Whitesboro 6-0/194 RB/FS (Undecided)
Austen Blake Lange Sanger 6-1/260 LT/DE (SW Assembly of God)
John Lewis Collinsville 5-11/170 WR (Kansas Wesleyan)
TaVarius Luke North Mesquite 5-4/152 RB (Tyler College)
Shamon McKenzie West Mesquite 6-2/205, TE/DE/OLB (Cisco College)
Jonathan Mendez Gainesville 5-8/175 RB/S (East Central)
Micah Nelson Celina 6-0/180 RB/FS (Undecided)
Sergio Orona Denison 6-0/245 DE/DT (UNT)
Shadavian Reed Mesquite 5-9 RB (Tyler College)
Austin Roland Sachse 6-1 C/G (Midwestern State)
Jacob Royal Gainesville 6-2/180 CB (East Central University)
*Brandon Seaton Baytown Sterling 6-0 WR/S, (Texas State)
Derek Shelby Sanger 6-0/200 RB/DE (SW Assembly of God)
Dravion Smith Bonham 6-2/185 QB/FS (Harding University)
Bryan Townsend Whitesboro 6-1/283 T (Undecided)
Trey Vinzant Richardson Pearce 6-1/180 WR (University of Arkansas)
Christian Willis Rowlett 5-10/205 LB (Houston Baptist)
Jamie Wood, 6-4, 225 T-TE, DE, Denison TX (University of North Texas)
Daelin Young North Mesquite 6-1/203 OLB (West Texas A&M)
Coaches: Doug Stephens, Rowlett (head coach); Cody Bounds, Bonham (defensive coordinator); Brady Carney, Muenster (offensive coordinator)
Assistant Coaches: Scott Railsback (Rowlett), Blake Crutsinger (Bonham), Jeff Smiley (Muenster)
*Denotes MVP from Sports International Football Camps