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OFBCA works toward making 2020 All-State game a reality

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Contest tentatively slated next month at OBU in Shawnee

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    From left, Ryan Baker, Wes Hine, and Riley Myers
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    LONGTIME KHS head football coach Jeff Myers, right, will be the head coach of the West team when it takes on the East in the All-State football game next month. [Photo by Russell Stitt/www.stitt.smugmug.com]

There will be an All-State football game after all…at least for now.

A contract is expected to be signed this week between the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association and Oklahoma Baptist University that allows the Shawnee school’s campus to host the annual All-State football game next month.

The game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 25, at OBU’s Crain Family Stadium.

The contest is annually held the last week of July each year in conjunction with the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State games and clinic. Those events have been held the last several years in the Tulsa area.

However, due to COVID-19, the OCA called off this year’s events.

The OFBCA, which works with the OCA in staging the All-State game each year, including picking the rosters, stepped up this year to give outgoing seniors at least one final high school game.

However, Norman North head coach Justin Jones, the OFBCA executive director, said there’s no guarantee right now the game will be played. “We still have health

“We still have health concerns and if the state decides we have to have another shutdown then obviously we will lose this game,” Jones told the Tulsa World. “We’re trying to make people aware of that possibility.”

Three local players and one coach are currently slated to take part in the game. Selected to the West squad in January were Kingfisher’s Wes Hine and Riley Myers and Cashion’s Ryan Baker.

Myers and Baker were tabbed as defensive linemen and Hine as an offensive lineman.

All three are expected to play collegiately.

Baker will be a preferred walk-on at Oklahoma State.

Myers signed to play at Northwestern Oklahoma State and Hine at Northern Iowa.

KHS head coach Jeff Myers will coach the West team this year. He’ll be assisted by Hobart’s Travis Sims, Noble’s Greg George and Edmond Santa Fe’s Daniel Maly.

Chris Elerick of Stroud will be the head coach for the East team. His assistants will include Adair’s Mark Lippe, Bethel’s Joey Ginn and Collinsville’s Kevin Jones are the assistants.

Complete rosters for both teams, which are subject to change, include:

WEST OFFENSE

QB: Cade Horton, Norman; Jaxon Ratterree, Weatherford

RB: Jayce Gardner, Moore; Davontae Pickard, Piedmont; Gus Smith, Stratford

WR: Kaden Merrell, Lindsay; Blake Nowell, Plainview; Chateau Reed, Lawton; Parker Ross, Tuttle; Fischer Webb, Mangum

TE: Coty Scott, Ringling

OL: Kellen Clafin, Pond Creek-Hunter; Logan Furnish, Norman North; Wes Hine, Kingfisher; Jayston King, Putnam North; Evan Maples, Edmond Santa Fe; Ben Sparks, Norman; Ethan Stewart, Jones

K/P: John Bay, Shattuck

DEFENSE

ATH: Sam Brandt, Bethany

DL: Ryan Baker, Cashion; D.J. Flowers, Putnam North; Rafe Goucher, El Reno; Hunter Largent, Noble; Riley Myers, Kingfisher; Colin Naney, Tuttle; Kyren Williams, Del City

LB: Reise Collier, Carl Albert; Nate Edwards, Chisholm; Ethan Johnson, Ringling; Mason Olguin, Edmond Santa Fe; Jeff Roberson, Choctaw

DB: Daniel Hishaw Jr., Moore; Kyshon Murray, Del City; Drake Parker, Woodward; Phillip Smitherman, Heritage Hall; Jayveion Traylor, Carl Albert

EAST OFFENSE

ATH: Brennan Presley, Bixby

QB: Grant Elerick, Stroud; Gunnar Gundy, Stillwater; Asher Link, Tulsa Metro Christian

RB: Jimmie Coleman, Muskogee; Cameron Gunville, Seminole; Sevion Morrison, Tulsa Edison

WR: Barrett Bradbury, Adair; Carson Callaway, Tulsa Metro Christian; Garrett Mitchell, Pryor; Jack Wright, Tulsa Regent Prep

TE: Mario Kirby, Owasso

OL: Zachary Buchanan, Pawnee; Maximus Johnson, Jenks; Jordan Overson, Tulsa Lincoln Christian; Matthew Pierce, Beggs; Luke Wieck, Seminole; Austin Woods, Verdigris; Caleb Yeager, Kingston

DEFENSE

DL: Blake Corn, Tahlequah; Braden Fullbright, Bristow; Brayden Morgan, Fort Gibson; Vaka Tuifua, Poteau; Devion Williams, Muskogee; Stephen Young, Broken Bow

LB: Drew Elerick, Stroud; Hunter Reed, Pawhuska; Payton Russell, Collinsville; Brody Sartin, Bixby; Jaxson Walker, Davenport; Elijah Reed, Vian

DB: Devin Acklin, Bethel; Dawson Adams, Owasso; Kobe Holley, Stillwater; Thomas Ivy, Tulsa Edison; Joseph Nichols, Tulsa Union; D.J. Overstreet, Bristow