Football, Basketball, and Volleyball


Because of the situation created by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and with great regret and disappointment, we must cancel this year's Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl Classic. 

This 83-year-old Wichita Falls tradition is a monumental undertaking. Each year, work begins in late August and culminates in June with multiple athletic displays that showcase many talented athletes from around the state. The Maskat Shrine Divan (board of directors)  has been continuously monitoring the situation with the epidemic.  This decision was not made lightly. Very many factors were involved.

One of the biggest considerations has been our partners that provide the venues for the games has yet to determine an exact date that they will re-open to host the events. Based on this, coupled with Governor Abbott’s protocol that has not yet detailed when mass gatherings and sporting events may resume, we made the painful decision to cancel this year’s events. 

We extend our sincere appreciation and apologize to all of the coaches and athletes who were chosen to participate in the 2020 Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl Classic. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our participants, members and spectators.

Ultimately, the Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl is committed to showcasing the athletic talent produced by our communities. At this time, we are making preparations to honor this year’s players and coaches. Details will be released when finalized.

Oil Bowl Chairman
Maskat Shrine





Tickets for the 83rd Annual Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl Football Game in 2020 will be on sale at Maskat Shrine Office, 5101 Henry S. Freeway, Wichita Falls, Texas. Please check back here in the Spring for date when we will begin selling the tickets.

There will be NO online ticket sales.


In 2018, the Oil Bowl added both a boys' and girls' basketball game to the lineup. These games are played on Friday before the football game at Rider High School Gym in Wichita Falls.  It's West-Texas vs. East-Texas girls at 6:00 PM and West Texas vs. East Texas boys at 7:30 PM for basketball. Players please check the "Schedule of Events (Football-Basketball-Volleyball)" link to the left for player check in and practice times as well as other relevant information.Join us again in 2020 for these exciting games.


2020 Volleyball games will begin at 4:00 PM at Rider High School Gym.  Players please check the "Schedule of Events (Football-Basketball-Volleyball)" link to the left for player check in and practice times. Note that there is a dinner and media time at Maskat Shrine Center at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, June 17, and dinner at the Elks Lodge on Thursday, June 18. 


Parents, Booster Clubs, and Businesses

Parents, would you like to place a congratulatory ad in the Oil Bowl Program for your player? Booster Clubs, would you like to show your support for your players? Businesses, would you like to advertise your business in the programs sold at the Oil Bowl and at the same time support Shriners Hospitals for Children?

Maskat Nobles and Area Businesses: Reserved Seating

Maskat Nobles and Area Businesses: If you are interested in permanently reserving seats for the Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl Classic, use the link below to get the application, fill it out, and bring by the Maskat Office and we will arrange for you permanent reservations.

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