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Oil Bowl players get early taste of life at MSU

Jonathan Hull Jun 10, 2015 For some, the Oil Bowl is one last chance to enjoy the glory of playing high school football. Others treat it as a tuneup to their college football careers. For several players in the 2015 version of the Oil Bowl, this week is an opportunity to gauge what their surroundings…

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East, West clash Saturday in annual Oil Bowl Football Classic

By: Richard Carter Graduation is over and summer is nigh, which can mean only one thing to football fans–it’s time for the 78th annual Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl Football Classic. The game pits the all-stars of East Texas against the best of the West. Proceeds support Shriners Hospitals for Children across the nation.

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Oil Bowl gives Eagles one more chance to fly together

Zach Duncan Jun 9, 2015 DeSoto is regarded as one of the preeminent high school football programs in the state. The Eagles have won 38 games the previous three seasons, advancing to the state semifinals in both 2012 and 2013. If not for Allen having knocked DeSoto from the playoffs in each of the past…

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Coyote flavor for this year’s Oil Bowl

Zach Duncan May 25, 2015 The 78th annual Oil Bowl will have a decidedly Wichita Falls High School flavor when it kicks off June 13 at Memorial Stadium. That’s because four Coyotes — the most from an area team — will play in the high school all-star football game. The West Texas team will be…

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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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