2014

Oil Bowl: West Texas blanks East Texas, 28-0

By Jonathan Hull Sunday, June 15, 2014 Matthew Hawkins was hoping to earn a little self-redemption at the Oil Bowl. It’s fair to say he got it. Hawkins was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player at the 77th annual Oil Bowl after leading a stellar defensive showing by West Texas in a 28-0 victory against…

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Fleeks shines in Oil Bowl rout

By Zach Duncan Sunday, June 15, 2014 Carlos Fleeks really didn’t have big plans for this week. There was a job interview in Dallas his father had set up. Other than that, the Rider graduate was counting down the days until he left to play football at a prep school in Maine.

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Oil Bow’s teams bonded quickly

By Jonathan Hull Saturday, June 14, 2014 It’s hard for anyone to gauge exactly how much the teams at high school football all-star games can or cannot do during the game. In most cases, playbooks are kept fairly simple and terminology is, for lack of a better term, dumbed down. It’s the nature of a…

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Oil Bowl benefits kids

By:  Judith McGinnis June 14, 2014 The cheers and excitement of the 2014 Oil Bowl will eventually fade away, but miracles at Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, beneficiary of the game, will go on. “Many people recognize Shriners only for the fezzes and little cars in parades but the efforts of our members provide…

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Texas – East vs. West

Oil Bowl, in 76th year, helps sick children This year’s Oil Bowl is a game-changer Instead of the game being an on-field, crunchtime mashup between Texas and Oklahoma all-star football players — a two state rivalry that has been the crux of the charity football game for six of its seven decades — it will…

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Hawkins looking for strong showing

By Zach Duncan June 13, 2014 In his last high school football game, Aledo linebacker Matthew Hawkins walked off the turf at AT&T Stadium a state champion. While he called the Bearcats’ 4A Division II state title run an amazing experience, Hawkins left with a bittersweet taste in his mouth after Aledo’s 38-10 victory over…

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Area players big part of 77th Oil Bowl

By Richard Carter Originally published 03:00 a.m., June 13, 2014 Updated 05:12 p.m., June 13, 2014 Every June since 1938, two all-star football teams, manned by recently graduated high school seniors, dig their heels into the turf and go head to head for bragging rights in the Maskat Shrine’s Oil Bowl Football Classic.

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Harris getting ready for D-I with Oil Bowl

By Jonathan Hull Thursday, June 12, 2014 Darron Harris is one of two players at the 77th annual Oil Bowl who has signed to play at a Division I college. But that doesn’t mean he’s not competing with something to prove this week. Harris was a standout defensive end for Arlington High the past two…

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Long road to Oil Bowl; Participants come from Arizona, Loisiana, Arkansas

By Zach Duncan Wednesday, June 11, 2014 They never could have imagined playing in a Texas high school all-star football game a year ago. But Devin Phillips, William Braswell and Chance Alverson have traveled long distances to appear in Saturday’s 77th annual Oil Bowl at Memorial Stadium. They’re in Wichita Falls this week despite playing…

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