COMMERCE - Saturday night will be one to cherish for Commerce native Jimmy Dushane.
Dushane, entering his second season as head coach at Fox, was a co-coach for the Green all-stars in their 42-26 victory over the Gold in the Oklahoma Eight-Man Football Coaches Association all-star game at Tiger Field.
"I was really excited," Dushane said. "This will probably be the only time I will get to coach here as a head coach. I was really excited. It's always fun to come home."
Dushane's spread offense accounted for four of the Green's six touchdowns in the high-scoring game. He split offensive coordinator duties with Stanley Mueggenborg of Ryan.
"When you can put Brandon Postoak at quarterback and let him run, you will be OK," Dushane said of the Green's offensive MVP.
Postoak, of Allen, had 143 yards on nine carries with two touchdowns, including an 80-yard romp in the second quarter. He also completed 1 of 4 passes for 18 yards and returned a punt 25 yards.
"I kinda sacrificed my quarterback (Kyle Smart) so we could highlight Brandon. But by sacrificing him, I was able to put him over in a slot where I knew he would shine. He was the defensive MVP for our team."
“This was the best game I ever played,” said Smart, who started as the Green's safety. He had Nine tackle, four assists and an interception.
“In their previous drive, I saw them in the same formation,” said Smart, who is headed for the University of Oklahoma. “I just keyed on the tight end. I saw him coming across and just stepped up for the pick.”
"With my offense, scoring twice was a plus," Mueggenborg said. "I didn't know if we could do that. I switched quarterbacks in and out. We ate the clock up. I had the bland offensive that wasn't real flashy, but we got the job done. We scored twice on our four series."
“It was real fun,” Dushane said. “When we had to play defense, we stepped up and was able to hold them a little bit. Offensively when my group was out there, we could take the football and move it.”
The win gives the Green a 2-1 edge in the series, which went to this format in 2005.