13 area players scheduled to participate in 8-man All-Star Game

Pioneer's Z.J. Washington gets loose for a long run against Seiling during the first round of the Class B playoffs Nov., 9, 2018, at Pioneer.  Washington is among several players on the roster for this year's 8-man All-Star game. (Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle)

MIAMI, Okla. — Thirteen area football players will participate in the Oklahoma 8-man All-Star Game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Red Robertson Field on the campus of Northeast Oklahoma A&M.

In total, 80 players from across the state were selected to compete in the annual event and are split into two teams — Green and White.

Local student-athletes on the Green team include Tyler Kerr, Pond Creek-Hunter; Marvin Fasion, Pond Creek-Hunter; Isaac Streck, Covington-Douglas; Angel Gonzales, Medford; Brock Headrick, Seiling and Garrison Long, Laverne.

On the White team, local players include Z.J. Washington, Pioneer; Garrett Mason, Pioneer; Remington Kaiser, Garber; Blaine Hellar, Cherokee; Nate Nakvinda, Ringwood; Evan Carter, Waukomis and Tige Vanover, Waukomis.

Nearly 3,000 fans are expected to be in attendance with college scouts and recruiters. The All-Star event also provides scholarships to a select number of participants. The Oklahoma Eight Man Football Coaches Association, NEO A&M and the Miami local organizing committee combine to award $10,000 in scholarships to ten players.

Players arrived in Miami Tuesday with a full schedule of activities building up to the White vs. Green game.

This will be the 17th year Miami has hosted the contest after the location was changed from Alva in 2003.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Cost of entry is $5 for all ages. Tickets will be available in advance at the Miami CVB, or can be purchased at the gate prior to the game.

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Nagel is a sports reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. He can be reached at cnagel@enidnews.com.

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