MIAMI, Okla. — Trailing 18-12 at halftime of the 2019 Oklahoma 8-man All-Star Game, the Green squad outscored the White by 24 points in the second half to win 48-26 Saturday at Red Robertson Field on the campus of Northeast Oklahoma A&M.

Medford’s Angel Gonzales tallied the final touchdown of the game with a 7-yard run with 3:51 left in the fourth quarter. Gonzales and 13 other area players were selected to compete in the annual event that gathers roughly 80 of the top 8-man football players from across the state.

Local student-athletes chosen included Tyler Kerr, Pond Creek-Hunter;Marvin Faison, Pond Creek-Hunter; Isaac Streck, Covington-Douglas; Brock Headrick, Seiling; Garrison Long, Laverne; Z.J. Washington, Pioneer; Garrett Mason, Pioneer; Remington Kaiser, Garber; Blaine Hellar, Cherokee; Nate Nakvinda, Ringwood; Evan Carter, Waukomis; Tige Vanover, Waukomis and Jason Ferrell, Sharon-Mutual.

Midway through the second quarter, Semaj McBride of Tipton gave the White team a 18-6 lead with a 1-yard carry for a touchdown. Four minutes later, Bralyn Hill of Shattuck cut into the Green team’s deficit with a 1-yard touchdown run of his own.

After the halftime break, Green quickly tied the score with a 60-yard touchdown pass from Coy McGlasson of Bluejacket to Rollin Richard of Buffalo. A two-point conversion carry by Richard gave Green its first lead of the game, 20-18.

Green extended its lead later in the third quarter after Brody Parrick of Depew scored on a 21-yard run. White answered a little more than a minute later as McBride connected with Darius Tweedy of Midway for 58-yard touchdown reception. Aaron Nikta of Waurika converted on the two-point attempt to again tie the game, 26-26, heading into the final quarter.

White would not score again as the Green squad pulled away with three touchdowns in the fourth.

Green’s victory was its third straight after last year’s 56-8 blow-out win and 2017’s 53-40 shootout.

This year’s most-valuable players were Semaj McBride, Tipton (White) and Brendon Weathers, Coyle (Green). Coy McGlasson, Bluejacket (Green) and Trevor McGirt, Wetumka (Green) were co-offensive MVP’s, while Trevor Schaff, Wilson (White) was named defensive MVP.

Ringwood’s Nate Nakvinda was one of 10 players and two cheerleaders to receive a scholarship. A total of $11,000 was awarded among the recipients.

Saturday marked the 17th consecutive year the contest was played in Miami after the location was moved from Alva in 2003.

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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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