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East-West game tackles Community Stadium
By Staff reports
Football fans will have one last chance to see their favorite local players in action on the gridiron this weekend.
The 23rd annual eight-man East-West all-star game will be played at Community Stadium on the campus of Eastern Oregon University Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
Eight players from the Old Oregon League were selected to take part in the game that features 34 of the best just-graduated seniors in the state.
Andrew Fullerton and Evan Berry of Imbler will compete, along with Boss Parker, Tyler Schafer and Phil Allen of Cove.
Joseph’s B.J. Warnock and Trevor Lewis will also participate, as will Wallowa’s Dusty McDaniel.
Nineteen players will represent the East team and 15 players make up the West squad.
Cove, St. Paul and Camas Valley both have the most players represented with three.
In all, 23 schools in the state have at least one player participating in the game Saturday.
The game is put on every June by the Oregon 8-Man Football Coaches Association (O8MFCA) and is intended to promote eight-man football.
According to commisioner Chuck Steeves, who is the Crane athletic director, the players are selected by coaches from the six districts in the state.
When the coaches meet to select their all-league teams they choose five players from their respective district that they think should play in the all-star game.
From there, the coaches that will coach the game make out the roster based on position needs and what players will be available to participate.
This year Camas Valley’s Eli Wolfe will head the West team, along with his assistant Pete Dancer.
Crane’s Stub Travis is the head coach of the East squad and will be helped out by Shawn Parker of Cove and Mike Somnis of Sherman County.
Coaches are selected based on how their team finished in the state playoffs.
Camas Valley is the reigning state champion.
The teams have been practicing all week, with one practice in the morning at 9 and another in the afternoon at 2.
The players have been staying in the EOU dorms.
There will be a BBQ for the teams at Pioneer Park today from 5-7.
Name Position School
Andrew Fullerton RB, S Imbler
Evan Berry OL, DL Imbler
Boss Parker OL, LB Cove
Tyler Schaffer OL, DL Cove
Phil Allen RB, LB Cove
Dusty McDaniel QB, RB, LB Wallowa
Trevor Lewis WR, DB Joseph
B.J. Warnock WR, S Joseph
Justin Larson QB, DB Dayville
Cole Maupin RB, LB Crane
Lane Graham RB, DL Spray
Mark Ishida RB, LB Adrian
Kyle Burnett E, DB Sherman
Ryan Opie QB, DB Crane
Boone Little E, DB Dufur
Micah Stillman RB, LB Ione
Scot Stroud RB, DB Sherman
Conlon Stewart OL, DL Condon
D.J. Chamness OL, DL Dufur
Sawyer Schulze RB, DE Prairie City
Dillan Rizveno Powers
Dakota Luscombe Camas Valley
Ryan Dancer Camas Valley
Richard Andreas Camas Valley
Sam Coleman St. Paul
Corey Loving II Siletz
Jeremy Annen St. Paul
Kendell Reese McKenzie
Matt Gooding St. Paul
Newton Allred Powers
Denver Traxtle Mohawk
Tyler Krueger Mapleton
Corbin Reed Perrydale
Stephen Reynolds Falls City
Damen Launius Triad
**West positions weren’t provided