78th Oil Bowl Game This Saturday

81st Oil Bowl will feature Basketball. / Source: KAUZ
81st Oil Bowl will feature Basketball. / Source: KAUZ

The 78th Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl Classic football game will be played this Saturday night, June 13th, at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

Tickets are $12 for reserved seats, and $10 for general admission. They can be purchased at the Maskat Shrine (directions) or Jerry's Sporting Goods in Wichita Falls, or at the gate.

The game is in its third-straight year as a West Texas vs East Texas format, and many of this year's coaches have Texoma ties.

The head coach of the West Texas All-Stars is Wichita Falls HS head coach Danny Russell, who will be joined by Burkburnett head coach Scott Boswell as defensive coordinator, and Mansfield Legacy head coach (and former Electra coach) Chris Melson as offensive coordinator. Old High assistants Joe Cluley and Tim Kilgore and Burkburnett assistant Tracey Stringfellow will also be members of the West coaching staff.

The East Texas All-Stars also have some Texoma connections in their coaching staff, with WFHS head coach and alum Jayson Lavender serving as offensive coordinator under head coach Kyle Storey. Both currently are at Frisco Independence HS, after previously working together at Decatur.

Lavender's former defensive coordinator at Old High, Marcus Shavers, will also be a member of the East team coaching staff.

Here are the tentative rosters for both teams, which are always subject to change as players sometimes drop out at the last minute, and others are added:

West All-Stars

Sabraun Adams, 5-9, 165 WR, CB, Seminole (MidAmerica Nazarene University)

Marquis Askew, 5-11, 190 RB, Burkburnett (

Midwestern State University


Tyler Baker, 5-11, 180 HB, LB-SS, Borger (TSU)

Cedric Battle, Jr., 5-10, 180 RB, Wichita Falls Hirschi (Trinity Valley Community College)

Avery Anton Blagg, 6-2, 175 WR, DB, Windthorst (Undecided)

Nicholas Evan Bowerman, 6-2, 200 LB, Amarillo (Texas A&M Kingsville)

Justin Breitling, 6-0, 223 DE, Amarillo (Southern Nazarene University)

Christian Castro, 6-1, 240 C, DE, Midlothian (Southwestern Assemblies of God University)

David Correa, 5-11, 260 C-G-T, NT, Bowie (Undecided)

D. J. Coursey, 6-1, 175 WR, C, Wichita Falls City View (Oklahoma Panhandle University)

L. J. Dabbs, 5-10, 150 WR-SLOT, FS, Wichita Falls (Wayland Baptist University)

Austan Davis, 6-5, 238 OT, Sulphur Springs (

Midwestern State University


Byron Edwards, 5-9, 165 R, CB, Mansfield Legacy (Oklahoma Panhandle State University)

Landon Gonzales, 5-8 1/2, 158 WR, CB, Graham (Texas State University)

Aaron  Gonzalez, 6-3, 298 OT, Wichita Falls (HBU)

*Hunter Harris, 6-5, 240 T, Keller Timber Creek (Tyler Junior College)

Micah Lasater, 6-4, 300 T, Alvarado (Howard Payne University)

Kendell Mays, 5-9, 202 LB, Arlington Mansfield Timberview (Angelo State University)

Barry “B.J.” Mayze, 5-7, 170 S, Wichita Falls (

Midwestern State University


Zack McMahen, 6-1, 195 T, LB, Vernon (

Midwestern State University


Jake Michener, 6-2, 180 QB-R, S-CB, Kennedale (Northeastern State University, Okla)

Draven Montgomery, 5-11, 160 DB, Wichita Falls Rider (Cisco Junior College)

*Wade Mouton II, 5-9, 240 C-G, DT-LB, Liberty (Undecided)

Kirk Mitchell Parsley, 6-1, 190 QB-RB, S-CB, Crowell (Texas A&M Commerce)

Mason Quinn, 6-0, 175 WR-RB, DB, Midlothian (Undecided)

Joe Randall, 6-0, 190 RB-R, S, Alvord (

Midwestern State University


Tanner Reed, 5-9, 145 K, Cedar Park Vista Ridge (Undecided)

Kyle Rickman, 6-3, 260, T, E, Seminole (Wayland Baptist University)

Kenneth Robinson, 5-9, 215 FB-RB, OLB-MLB, Fort Worth Western Hills (Undecided)

Jared Sanderson, 5-10, 300 G, Midlothian (Southern Nazarene University)

Quentin Sims, 5-10, 190 RB, LB, Wichita Falls (Sterling College)

Dante Thomas, 6-2, 220 DE, Rockwall (Texas A&M Commerce)

Jarric Weber, 5-9, 170 WR, CB, Borger (Undecided)

DeVonta Wilkerson, 5-11, 180 RB-WR, LB-C, Fort Worth Western Hills (Navarro Junior College)

East All-Stars

Jaylon Abdul-Karim, 6-4, 210 WR, DE-LB, Duncanville (Midwestern State University)
Josh Atkinson, 5-11, 175 SR, C-S, Cedar Hill (Southeastern Oklahoma State University)
Aquilian Banks, 6-3, 198 WR, Carrollton Creekview (Southeastern Oklahoma State)
Carlos C. Bolton, 6-11, 199 RB, DB-LB, Frisco Lone Star (Undecided)
David Brazil, 6-0, 240 HB-TE, DE, Carrollton Hebron (Southwest Baptist University)
Will Brogdon, 5-11, 290 C-G, NG-T, Van Alstyne (Henderson State University)
*Justin Collins, 6-3, 220 TE, DE-LB, Hemphill (Undecided)
Cash Conder, 6-0, 200 IR, Celina (West Texas A&M)
Carsen Cook, 6-2, 205 QB, Wylie (Angelo State University)
Zuri Davis, 6-2, 175 WR, SS, Carrollton Creekview (Undecided)
Charlie Franklin, 6-0, 210 LB, West Mesquite (Midwestern State University)
Dilland Gardner, 6-1, 260 OF, DeSoto (East Central University)
*Colton I. George, 6-1, 210 TE, LB, Wallis Brazos (Trinity International University)
Darris Harper, 5-10, 165 WR, Cedar Hill (East Central University)
Antonio Harris, Jr., 5-9, 240 FB, DL, Terrell (Arkansas Tech University)
Roderick Harris, 6-0, 220 LB, Waco (Angelo State University)
Quailon Haynes, 6-0, 245 HB, DL, Duncanville (Midwestern State University)
Davion Holley, 6-0, 185 LB, DB, West Mesquite (Colorado Mesa University)
Tyler Hughes, 5-9, 175 RB, Dallas Lake Highlands (Undecided)
Kendall Jennings, 6-1, 310 OL, DL, DeSoto (Kilgore College)
Samuel Jimenez, 6-3, 240 K/P, Duncanville (Cisco College)
Dalton Jones, 6-4, 220 TE, DE, Van Alstyne (Midwestern State University)
Ke'Juan King, 6-1, 280 OL, DeSoto (Missouri S&T)
Daniel Kirk, 6-2, 270 OT, DE, Lancaster (Cisco College)
Miles McBride, 6-0, 185 QB, FS, DeSoto (Midwestern State University)
Corvette Miles, Jr., 5-8, 171 WR, CB, West Mesquite (Trinity Valley)
Matthew Morse, 6-0, 300 C, McKinney Boyd (Southeast Oklahoma)
Damon Dion Moss, 5-11, 178 QB-WR, Terrell (Midwestern State University)
Carrington Nelson, 6-1, 245 DE, Desoto (East Central University)
Justice "Tank" Powers, 6-3, 295 OG, Cedar Hill (Trinity Valley Community College)
Jamarice Preston, 5-7, 145 WR, Dallas Lake Highlands (UMKC)
Jordan Rogers, 6-2, 260 DT-DE, Lancaster (Arkansas Baptist)
Jaylon Smith, 5-10, 215 RB-HB, Mesquite Poteet (Tyler Junior College)
Roderick D. Smith II, 6-2, 281 C, DeSoto (Prairie View A&M University)
Dee Spencer, 5-11, 190 RB, DE, Mesquite Poteet (Navarro Junior College)
Judd Terry, Jr., 6-4, G, T, Denton (East Central University)
Jordan Trim, 6-0, 185 WR, S-LB, Arlington Martin (Texas A&M Commerce)
Deionta Valentine, 6-0, 170 S, C, West Mesquite (Southeastern University)
Damon Weaver, 5-11, 190 WR-RB, S-C, DeSoto (University of Incarnate Word)