MIAMI — The Green was a landslide winner in the Oklahoma Eight Man Football Coaches Association all-star game Saturday night at Red Robertson Field
Overcoming a 22-12 halftime deficit, took charge in the third quarter with touchdown runs of 63, 53 and 31 yards and rolled to a 42-22 win over the White.
The win was the fourth straight for the Green, which previously had won 53-40 in 2017, 56-8 in 2018 and 46-42 in last year’s meeting.
The Green holds a 11-5 advantage since switching to the current format in 2005.
Former Welch Wildcat Seth Hayward was named the most valuable defensive player for the White team. He logged seven tackles.
The White opened up its 10-point lead on an 11-yard pass from Jake Ronck of Pond Creek-Hunter to Alex Carter of Sharon Mutual and the ensuing conversion run by PCH’s Noah Miller with 41 seconds in the half.
But it was all Green in the second half, including the three-TD burst in the third period.
Austin Fife exploded on a 61-yard run on the second offensive play of the third quarter.
Jacob Briggs of Ringwood added a 53-yard scamper just over two minutes later, then Fife broke loose on a 31-yard run with 63 seconds left in the third.
Briggs and Luke Honea of Wilson added conversion passes to flip the 10-point deficit into a 12-point advantage for the Green.
The final points of the game came on a 1-yard run by Chandler and his conversion pass to Kayden Davis of Grandfield with 9:47 remaining.
The teams combined for 26 points in the opening frame as the White stars held a wild 14-12 lead.
Blake Stafford of Weleetka scored 3:08 into the game on a 34-yard run for the White team, then Braden Gilbert of Regent Prep had a 4-yard run for the Green with 5:21 remaining.
Northeastern A&M signee Damon Caine Jr. of Coyle dazzled the crowd with a 90-yard runback for the Green on the ensuing kickoff then Fife countered for the White when he had a 6-yard carry with 1:48 left.
The White team missed a scoring chance late in the game, driving from its 28 to the Green 1, but Alex Carter of Sharon Mutual was stuffed short of the end zone by Logan Schaaf of Wilson, Peyton Booth of Graham Douglas, Koda Oller of Tipton and Reed Mason of Ringwood.
Gilbert, who led Regent Prep to the Class B championship game, was the offensive MVP for the Green, completing 18 of 25 passes for 175 yards.
He also had 25 yards rushing on 12 carries.
Oller claimed Green defensive player of the game honors.
Stafford was the White offensive MVP.