The Oklahoma Eight-Man Football Coaches Association all-star football game will be played at Commerce High School this year.

This year's game will be played July 21 with an 8 p.m. kickoff.

The switch was necessitated due to uncertainty about Northeastern A&M's plans to put artificial turf on Robertson Field.

“We talked to the board (Commerce board of education) and they were all for it, Satterwhite said. “They've been very helpful. It fills a void for us.

While the game site has been shifted, NEO remains the base of operation for the players to practice, eat and sleep.

“NEO has been exception with us, said Stacey Satterwhite, chairman of the organizing committee for the game. “We're still going to practice there, still going to use their facilities - we'll just play the game at Commerce. It's a great atmosphere at NEO.

The OEMFCA all-star games were moved to Miami in 2002 after having been staged at Alva the previous 30 years.

“I am excited about playing it over there, Satterwhite said. “I think the kids will like it. It will be a little bit different than in the past.

“The crowd will be right on top of the kids and that's what they are used to in an eight-man game.