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Eutimio, Wilcox participate in Oil Bowl Classic

Breckenridge graduates Isaak Eutimio and Chad Wilcox represented the Buckaroos one final time Saturday night in Iowa Park. Both football players participated on the West Texas All-Stars, who were defeated by the East Texas All-Stars 42-14 in the Maskat Shrine Annual Oil Bowl Classic.

The 85th annual event took place at Iowa Park this year due to construction at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls. A trick play for the game’s first score set the tone for the rest of the evening.

Henrietta graduate Baron Brown took the ball from fellow Henrietta graduate quarterback Braden Bell. The play ended with a 77- yard touchdown pass from Brown to Whitesboro’s Jake Hermes.

The score was the first of four first-half touchdowns by the East, who took a 28-0 lead into halftime.

Wilcox, who played center during the FCA All-Star Football Game the previous week briefly played center again for the West All-Stars. Eutimio, who played linebacker in the June 11 all-star game, lined up next to Wilcox on the offensive line.

The West All-Stars struggled to move the ball, scoring on two second-half touchdown runs. Windthorst’s Haven Veith ended the East’s shutout bid with a touchdown run from inside the 5-yard line. Sanger quarterback Rylan Smart added a second goal-line score.

The East outgained the West 376-228 as the East struggled to get a passing game going. Smart was 12-24 for 82 passing yards and one interception, thrown in the first half.

Since 1938, the Oil Bowl has served as an early summer fundraiser. From 1945 through 2012, the game was played between Texas all-stars and Oklahoma all-stars, with the exception of 1961 and 2009. Net proceeds were divided between Texas and Oklahoma with Texas’ share going to the North Texas Rehabilitation Center in Wichita Falls and Oklahoma’s share going to the Oklahoma Coaches Association charities. From 2012 until 2019, proceeds of the game went to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Beginning in 2020, proceeds from the game go to Maskat Shrine. In the games between Texas and Oklahoma, Texas holds a 46- 19-1 advantage.

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