Texas Rolls to Oil Bowl Win

Offensive MVP from Mesquite and future Baylor Bear WR Krys Buerck nearly broke an Oil Bowl record with 6 catches for 124 yards while Garland DB Dwight Hamilton had 2 INT's to pace Texas in the win.

WICHITA FALLS- In the 70th Annual Oil Bowl All-Star Classic the Texas High School All-Stars once again showed they are head and shoulders above their neighbors from Oklahoma with a dominating 31-16 win on Saturday night in front of an boisterous crowd of 7800 at Memorial Stadium. Despite not being able to run the ball consistently Texas was able to move the ball at will behind both QB's Nathan Dick and Logan Turner. Offensive MVP WR Krys Buerck out of Mesquite hauled in 6 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown to lead the offense but he was not alone as Tyler O'Quinn from Wylie caught 3 passes for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns. Garland's Dwight Hamilton was named defensive MVP with 2 interceptions and 2 tackles. Plano East DB Collin Zych had 10 tackles while Aston Whiteside from Vernon had 2 sacks and an interception to lead the dominant Texas defense.

The game didn't start out well for the Texans as after a three and out punter Thomas Moreland had a snap go over his head. Moreland however made a heads up play by kicking the ball out of the end zone for a safety to give the Oklahomans a 2-0 lead. Oklahoma then took advantage of the short field as QB Brock Feldman threw a bullet to T.J. Langley who then walked into the end zone for a 15 yard touchdown catch. Ian Harrison's PAT was true and Oklahoma led 9-0 early on. Texas on their third offensive possession finally got the offense rolling as Turner and Buerck hooked up for a couple of long passes and one would be touchdown which was called an incomplete pass. Texas would have to settle for a 32 yard Moreland FG to cut the deficit to 9-3 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was a battle of field position early on, but Oklahoma gained the upper hand late in the second quarter with a methodical drive using several different backs behind a power running game. Oklahoma had an apparent Harrison field goal but a personal foul penalty on Texas gave Oklahoma a first down inside the 10 and Oklahoma took three points off the board and the game would change. After a sack and a holding penalty pushed Oklahoma back to the 20, they had to attempt another Harrison field goal but this time it was wide left. Texas would then get into two minute drill mode and with seven seconds left in the half North Garland's Hubert Aniyam caught a 32 yard touchdown pass from Dick and with Moreland's PAT the Texans would take the lead for good at 10-9 heading to halftime.

The second half was an exercise in domination as Texas really took it to Oklahoma in the second half, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Buerck late in the third caught a 1 yard touchdown pass from Dick which gave Texas a 17-9 lead. That lead would hold until midway through the fourth quarter when Texas pulled a play out of their bag of tricks. Former Wichita Falls QB Taylor Huskisson lined up at slot receiver and took a handoff from Turner, Huskisson then pulled up and found Tyler O'Quinn who outfought Oklahoma DB Mike Walker to catch a 34 yard touchdown pass to give Texas a 24-9 lead. O'Quinn wasn't done as with a little more than 3 minutes left he caught a 14 yard touchdown pass from Turner to make it 31-9 Texas. Oklahoma added a garbage time touchdown late for the final margin of 31-16.

Texas has made it two wins in a row over Oklahoma and overall the Texans lead the series 44-17-1.

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