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56 All American Bowl- Scott Puryear

Posted Friday, January 07, 2011 by Mike Wyatt

Six Aggies Do Well in Metrodome All-American Football Game

By Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 12/20/2010


(Minneapolis, MN)  Six members of the Oklahoma Panhandle State football team played in the Metrodome All-American Football Game last Saturday.  The game had originally been scheduled to be played in the Metrodome (home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings) but a roof problem prompted the game to be moved to the indoor practice facility at the University of Minnesota.

The Aggie players on defense were lineman Gus Overstreet, William Turnbo, and Andrew Walker.  On offense, OPSU was represented by lineman Tim O’Neil, Quinton Jones, and Greg Fortner.  The Aggies played for the Stars team and all got plenty of playing time.  It was a good football game, and the Stripes came from behind with a big second half rally to get the 30-10 victory over the Stars.

During the game a very special honor was given to the late Mike Wyatt.  An accomplished coach; known and highly respected in nationwide coaching circles, Wyatt had been the OPSU head coach for four seasons prior to his death on December 5th.  The players on the Stars team wore an “MW” insignia on their helmets in recognition and remembrance of Wyatt. 

The Stars did most of the damage in the first half, jumping out to an early 10-0 lead.  The teams went to the halftime break with the Stars leading 10-3, but two fast scores by the Stripes game them a 17-10 advantage at the end of the third quarter.  Early in the fourth quarter, the Stripes tacked on a field goal to boost their advantage to 20-10, and very quickly they added an additional field goal and touchdown to up their lead to 30-10 near the six minute mark (and there was no more scoring).

All six Aggies were on field for a good deal of the action, and Jones was named the most valuable offensive lineman for the Stars.  Official stats for the game are incomplete but each Aggie was very busy.  O’Neil and Jones played as they did wearing OPSU uniforms, with determination and grit.  Fortner also performed well handling double duty; performing the long snapper chores as well as several reps as a receiver.

Turnbo, Overstreet and Walker also mixed it up heavily throughout the game from their spots on the Stars “D” line.  It was an especially hard hitting game, and the OPSU defensive trio was involved in a much of it.

Seth Womack, currently the Interim Co-Head Coach at OPSU, acted as an assistant coach for the Stars.

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