2017

Oil Bowl notebook: Gaines, Waggoner enjoy family rivalry

Jonathan Hull, Times Record News Published June 11, 2017 As cousins, Xavier Waggoner and Stephen Gaines have played plenty of football games on the same team. On Saturday, they played against each other for the first time ever. It was Gaines earning the lifetime bragging rights at Memorial Stadium, leading East Texas to a 20-14…

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Oil Bowl provides thrilling finish for second straight year

Zach Duncan Times Record News Published  June 10, 2017 East’s Brandon Reeves scrambles in the all-star game against the West Saturday, June 10, 2017, in the 80th edition of the Oil Bowl at Memorial Stadium. The East won in overtime over the West 20-14. With Stephen Gaines and Payton McAlister slicing through holes, it became…

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Notre Dame’s Whitten gets new experience at Oil Bowl

Jonathan Hull Times Record News Published  June 9, 2017 Notre Dame’s Skyler Whitten broke plenty of tackles playing six-man football for the Knights and will try his hand at the 11-man version of the game in the Oil Bowl. Skyler Whitten is going to do something he’s never done before Saturday — play 11-man football.…

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Decatur’s McAlister relishing Oil Bowl opportunity

Jonathan Hull, Times Record News Published June 8, 2017 Without his pads on, Payton McAlister isn’t exactly an imposing figure. But something changes once he suits up and steps out on the football field. McAlister had a prolific career at Decatur, rushing for 4,139 yards and catching 155 passes for 2,418 more yards. Not to…

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Oil Bowl notebook: Gunter’s Stovall reflects on title

Zach Duncan, Times Record News Published  June 8, 2017   Colson Stovall won a state championship in the last game he played in. The Gunter running back rushed for 180 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-7 rout of Boling in the 3A Division II championship. “It was pretty awesome,” said Stovall, who will play…

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Oil Bowl to feature record number of area standouts

Zach Duncan, Times Record News Published  June 5, 2017 Just like last year when Burkburnett’s Rizonn Hendricks(19) and Wichita Falls High School’s Darion Minor (26) suited up, this year’s Oil Bowl will have plenty of area football standouts Thirty-seven area high school football standouts from nearly 20 schools will be arriving Wednesday at Midwestern State’s…

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Oil Bowl coaches named, but date creates a conflict

Zach Duncan, Times Record News Published  Jan. 12, 2017 In the hopes of giving the Oil Bowl a shot in the arm, the Maskat Shrine turned last year’s all-star football game into a mostly all-local affair. A bigger crowd at Memorial Stadium saw a competitive game that ended with a local kid (Henrietta’s Cody Fletcher)…

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