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 coached by Old High’s Danny Russell and he’ll have assistants Joe Cluley and Tim Riley on his staff.

But the Old High ties don’t end there. Former Coyote coach Jayson Lavender (Frisco Independence) will be the East Texas offensive coordinator, while ex-defensive coordinator Marcus Shavers (West Mesquite) is also on the coaching staff.

The West Texas team will have 12 area athletes suit up, including four Coyotes who get to play for their coach one more time — receiver L.J. Dabbs, defensive back B.J. Mayze, offensive lineman Aaron Gonzalez and linebacker Quentin Sims.

Dynamic Hirschi tailback Cedric Battle, who rushed for more than 2,600 yards and 30 touchdowns, will also play in the all-star game. Other local players coming are Burkburnett’s Marquis Askew, Windthorst’s Avery Blagg, Bowie’s David Correa, Graham’s Landon Gonzales, Vernon’s Zack McMahen, Rider’s Draven Montgomery and Crowell’s Mitchell Parsley.

The defensive coordinator for West Texas is Burkburnett head coach Scott Boswell. Mansfield Legacy’s Chris Melson, who coached at Electra from 2005-06, will be the team’s offensive coordinator.

Independence’s Kyle Story, who spent several years at Decatur before starting from scratch at the new Frisco school, will be the head coach for East Texas. Little Elm’s Kendrick Brown will be the East Texas defensive coordinator.

Before the 2014 season, Brown was DeSoto’s defensive coordinator and that connection had an impact on this year’s East Texas roster. Seven DeSoto players who helped the Eagles nearly knock off eventual state champion Allen in the 6A Division I playoffs are slated to participate in the game.

The Oil Bowl will be played at 7:30 p.m. June 13 at Memorial Stadium. Reserved seating is $12 and general admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Maskat Shrine or by calling 940-766-4511. The game raises money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The Oil Bowl Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12 at the Maskat Shrine Center located at 5101 Henry S. Grace Freeway. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Maskat Office or by calling 940-766-4511.

OIL BOWL ROSTERS

WEST TEXAS ALL-STARS

Name Ht, Wt Pos. School College

Sabraun Adams 5-9, 165 WR/CB Seminole  (MidAmerica Nazarene)
Marquis Askew 5-11, 190 RB Burkburnett (Midwestern State)
Tyler Baker 5-11, 180 HB/LB Borger (TSU)
Cedric Battle 5-10, 180 RB Hirschi (Trinity Valley CC)
Avery Blagg 6-2, 175 WR/DB Windthorst (Undecided)
Christian Castro 6-1, 240 C/DE Midlothian  (SW Assemblies of God)
Caleb Clayborn 5-11, 290 OL Mansfield Legacy (Cisco College)
David Correa 5-11, 260 OL/NT Bowie (Undecided)
J. Dabbs 5-10, 150 WR/FS WFHS (Wayland Baptist)
Austan Davis 6-5, 238 OT Sulphur Springs (Midwestern State)
Byron Edwards 5-9, 165 WR/CB Mansfield Legacy (Panhandle State)
Landon Gonzales 5-8, 158 WR/CB, Graham (Texas State)
Aaron  Gonzalez 6-3, 298 OT, WFHS (Houston Baptist)
*Hunter Harris, 6-5, 240 T Kel. Timber Creek (Tyler JC)
Micah Lasater 6-4, 300 T Alvarado (Howard Payne)
B.J. Mayze 5-7, 170 S WFHS (Midwestern State)
Zack McMahen 6-1, 195 T/LB Vernon (Midwestern State)
Jake Michener 6-2, 180 QB/FS Kennedale (Northeastern State)
Draven Montgomery 5-11, 160 DB Rider (Cisco JC)
*Wade Mouton II 5-9, 240 OL/DT Liberty (Undecided)
Mitchell Parsley 6-1, 190 QB/CB Crowell (A&M Commerce)
Mason Quinn 6-0, 175 WR/DB Midlothian (Undecided)
Joe Randall 6-0, 190 RB, S, Alvord (Midwestern State)
Tanner Reed 5-9, 145 K CP Vista Ridge (Undecided)
Kyle Rickman 6-3, 260 T/DE Seminole (Wayland Baptist)
Kenneth Robinson 5-9, 215 FB/OLB FW Western HIlls (Undecided)
Jared Sanderson 5-10, 300 G Midlothian (Southern Nazarene)
Quentin Sims 5-10, 190 RB/LB WFHS (Sterling College)
Dante Thomas 6-2, 220 DE Rockwall (A&M Commerce)
Jarric Weber 5-9, 170 WR/CB Borger (Undecided)
DeVonta Wilkerson 5-11, 180 RB/LB FW Western HIlls (Navarro JC)

Coaches
Danny Russell, Head Coach (Wichita Falls)
Scott Boswell, Defensive Coordinator (Burkburnett)
Chris Melson, Offensive Coordinator (Mansfield Legacy)

Assistant Coaches:
Joe Cluley (WFHS); Tim Kilgore; Tim Riley (WFHS); Tracey Stringfellow (Burkburnett)

 

EAST TEXAS ALL-STARS

Name Ht, Wt Pos. School College

Jaylon Abdul-Karim, 6-4, 210 WR/LB Duncanville (Midwestern State)
Josh Atkinson 5-11, 175 CB Cedar Hill (SE Oklahoma St.)
Aquilian Banks 6-3, 198 WR Car. Creekview (SE Oklahoma St.)
Carlos C. Bolton 5-11, 199 RB/DB Frisco Lone Star (Undecided)
David Brazil 6-0, 240 TE/DE Carr. Hebron (SW Baptist)
*Justin Collins 6-3, 220 TE/LB Hemphill (Undecided)
Cash Conder 6-0, 200 WR Celina (West Texas A&M)
Carsen Cook 6-2, 205 QB Wylie (Angelo State)
Zuri Davis, 6-2, 175 WR/SS, Carr. Creekview (Undecided)
Deiontrez Fletcher 6-1, 240 DL Arlington Martin (A&M Commerce)
Charlie Franklin 6-0, 210 LB West Mesquite (Midwestern State)
Dilland Gardner 6-1, 260 OL DeSoto (East Central)
*Colton I. George 6-1, 210 TE/LB Wallis Brazos (Trinity International)
Darris Harper 5-10, 165 WR Cedar Hill (East Central)
Antonio Harris, Jr. 5-9, 240 FB/DL Terrell (Arkansas Tech)
Roderick Harris 6-0, 220 LB Waco (Angelo State)
Quailon Haynes 6-0, 245 HB/DL Duncanville (Midwestern State)
Davion Holley 6-0, 185 LB/DB West Mesquite (Colorado Mesa)
Kendall Jennings 6-1, 310 OL/DL DeSoto (Kilgore College)
Ke’Juan King 6-1, 280 OL DeSoto (Missouri S&T)
Miles McBride 6-0, 185 QB/FS DeSoto (Midwestern State)
Corvette Miles Jr. 5-8, 171 WR/CB West Mesquite (Trinity Valley CC)
Matthew Morse 6-0, 300 C McKinney Boyd (SE Oklahoma St. )
Damon Dion Moss 5-11, 178 QB/WR Terrell (Midwestern State)
Carrington Nelson 6-1, 245 DE DeSoto (East Central)
Larry Nixon 5-9, 180 RB DeSoto (SE Oklahoma St.)
Justice Powers 6-3, 295 OL Cedar Hill (Trinity Valley CC)
Jaylon Smith 5-10, 215 RB Mesquite Poteet (Tyler JC)
Roderick D. Smith II 6-2, 281 C DeSoto (Prairie View A&M)
Dee Spencer 5-11, 190 RB,/DE Mesquite Poteet (Navarro JC)
Judd Terry 6-4, 295 OL Denton (East Central)
Jordan Trim 6-0, 185 WR/S Arl. Martin (A&M Commerce)
Deionta Valentine 6-0, 170 S/CB West Mesquite (SE Oklahoma St.)
Trip White 5-10, 185 FS Arlington Martin (TCU)

Coaches
Kyle Story, Head Coach (Frisco Independence)
Jayson Lavender, Offensive Coordinator (Frisco Independence)
Kendrick Brown, Defensive Coordinator (Little Elm)

Assistant Coaches

Casey Jones (Frisco Independence); Marcus Shavers (West Mesquite); David Walker (Frisco Independence); Brandon Stewart (West Mesquite); Joshua Davenport (Frisco Independence

*Earned invite through Sports International Football Camps