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East claims 79th Oil Bowl in overtime

By Andy Newberry June 18, 2016 The East found its running game in the second half only to see it erased when Taylor Massey and the West pulled off some final-minute magic. The West scored on the final play of regulation and with a two-point conversion–both catches by Jansen Martinez of Childress–to send the game…

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Late Scoring Surge Leaves Oil Bowl Fans Satisfied

By Zach Duncan June 18, 2016 They wanted more points.  In fact, the Oil Bowl tweaked some rules before this year’s game to light up the Memorial Stadium scoreboard. But until the waning minutes of the 79th annual all-star game, defensive stops in the red zone and missed offensive opportunities were the predominant theme.

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Ready for some football? Maskat Shriners are, for Oil Bowl

By Richard Carter June 17, 2016 The 79th annual Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl Football Classic will celebrate the talents of the best regional graduating senior football players while helping to support Shriners Hospitals for Children across the nation. It’s a win-win game for players, football fans and the families of children in need.

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Deatherage keeps family Oil Bowl streak going

By Zach Duncan Iowa Park’s Gerrit Deatherage not only gets to play for his high school coach one more time in Saturday’s Oil Bowl, he also keeps the family streak alive. This year marks the third straight that a family member will appear in the Oil Bowl after his cousins Dillon and Landon Gonzales represented…

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Massey honored to represent Cisco in Oil Bowl

By Jonathan Hull June 16, 2016 Taylor Masey might have a larger cheering section at the 79th Oil Bowl Classic than most players not from the area. Massey is playing receiver for the West team during Saturday’s game set for 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium.

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Thirty-one area players to play in the Oil Bowl

By Zach Duncan June 10, 2016 More than half of next week’s Oil Bowl participants will represent schools in the Wichita Falls area. With the rosters now close to completion, 31 players from 15 different area schools will take the field for the 79th annual all-star game set for June 18 at Memorial Stadium.

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Oil Bowl Shaking Things Up

Zach Duncan Posted: Feb. 13, 2016. People and points. That’s what was missing at last year’s Oil Bowl. The all-star game’s allure to the average fan isn’t quite the same these days, and 7-3 slugfests like in 2015 aren’t going to be bringing droves back to Memorial Stadium in 90-degree weather.

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Hull: Seven Coyotes leave mark on Oil Bowl

June 15, 2015 For several recent Wichita Falls High School graduates and three coaches, Saturday night was all about making one last memory. Seven Coyotes were featured on the West Texas All-Star team as part of the 78th Oil Bowl Classic at Memorial Stadium.  It’s hard to imagine another Oil Bowl  team with that many…

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Duncan: Defense rule the day in 78th Oil Bowl

By Zach Duncan June 14, 2015 If you wanted offensive fireworks Saturday night a Memorial Stadium, then the 78th annual Oil Bowl wasn’t for you. If you were hoping to watch guys like Hirschi graduate Cedric Battle juke defenders out of their pads, then you left feeling pretty bummed.

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Cedar Hill trio joining up one last time

Zach Duncan Jun 11, 2015 Darris Harper and Josh Atkinson have competed on football fields together since they were on the same peewee team. They’ll be teammates for the last time Saturday night at the 78th annual Oil Bowl. Then the two Cedar Hill graduates will head off to rival Oklahoma colleges in the Great…

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