Borger’s Dustin Clark to take part in the 75th annual Oil Bowl
Borger High School 2012 graduate Dustin Clark will participate in the 75th annual Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl all-star game on Saturday, June 9th at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.Clark had an impressive football career for the Borger Bulldogs as a defensive end, where he was selected as the District 1-3A Defensive MVP and earned All-State honors by the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA). Back in February, Clark signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of North Texas in Denton.Clark will be a part of a Texas all-star team that will feature athletes from throughout northern Texas, including the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Wichita Falls, Lubbock, and Amarillo areas.Head coaching the Texas team is Jim Garfield from Wichita Falls.The Oklahoma all-star team will feature athletes from throughout the state of Oklahoma from Tulsa to Anadarko. Harlon House of Seminole, Okla., will serve as the head coach for the Oklahoma team.The Maskat Shrine Temple’s game is the longest running high school all-star game in the country. Not only that, it also has the most interesting format — Texas vs. Oklahoma. The two rival states have met in 65 of the previous 74 games, with Texas owning a 46-18-1 series advantage.General admission tickets are $10 and reserved seats are $15. They may be purchased in Wichita Falls at Bobby Evans Sporting Goods, 2404 Kemp, or Jerry’s Sporting Goods, 4031 Sports Street. Tickets also can be purchased by calling 940-766-4511.A special promotion for this Diamond Anniversary game will be to give free admission to all 75-year-olds. Just show your ID with a birth date at the ticket window or go by the Maskat Shrine to receive a free general admission ticket. All profits from this year’s game will go to the Shriners children hospitals. These 22 hospitals have a mission to provide the highest quality care with no family financial burdens to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special health care needs with a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. They also provide for the education of physicians and other health care professionals. They conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families. This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.