Six-Man All-Stars get to play the game they love 1 last time

Six-Man All-Stars get to play the game they love 1 last time

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KCBD) - The Six-Man West Division I and Division II All-Stars have been practicing all week under the hot sun in Wichita Falls. Both will face tests from East Teams at the Six Man Coaches Association All-Star games this weekend. The Division I game is 7:30 p.m. Friday night and the Division II Contest is Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The Division I West All-Stars are coached by former Southland Coach Justin Rucker, who is now at White Deer.

For Whiteface’s Daniel Rivas, Six-Man Football has been his whole life. Friday he plays it one last time.

“It means everything honestly. I get one last Friday night to get to go out and do what I love. I’ll enjoy it one last time.”

INTERVIEW WITH WHITEFACE'S DANIEL RIVAS ON BEING ON SIX-MAN DIVISION I WEST ALL-STAR TEAM

INTERVIEW WITH WHITEFACE'S DANIEL RIVAS ON BEING ON SIX-MAN DIVISION I WEST ALL-STAR TEAM

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Borden County’s Payton Merket, says it’s been fun playing with guys he used to play against.

“We pretty much know each other. Playbook is pretty much the same. I’ve been blessed with a lot of good teams."

INTERVIEW WITH BORDEN COUNTY'S PAYTON MERKET ON BEING ON SIX-MAN DIVISION I WEST ALL-STAR TEAM

INTERVIEW WITH BORDEN COUNTY'S PAYTON MERKET ON BEING ON SIX-MAN DIVISION I WEST ALL-STAR TEAM

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Borden County’s Zane Allen is honored to be an All-Star.

“It shows you that you are good enough and people around you think so too. You get to come play with people at your level.”

INTERVIEW WITH BORDEN COUNTY'S ZANE ALLEN ON BEING ON SIX-MAN DIVISION I WEST ALL-STAR TEAM

INTERVIEW WITH BORDEN COUNTY'S ZANE ALLEN ON BEING ON SIX-MAN DIVISION I WEST ALL-STAR TEAM

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Petersburg’s Tyal Peterson knows facing the East won’t be easy Friday night.

“I think we will do a good job. We have good guys. None of us are scared and we will go out and get some on Friday.

INTERVIEW WITH PETERSBURG'S TYAL PETERSON ON BEING ON SIX-MAN DIVISION I WEST ALL-STAR TEAM

INTERVIEW WITH PETERSBURG'S TYAL PETERSON ON BEING ON SIX-MAN DIVISION I WEST ALL-STAR TEAM

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other area athletes on the D1 West All Stars are Ira’s Ben Fonville, Paducah’s Blaine Blount, Meadow’s Jacob Flores and Hart’s Alejandro Guevara.

The Six-Man Division II West All-Stars are coached by former Whitharral coach Austin Flores, who is now at Crowell.

Wilson Bryan Mendez is thrilled to play with this group of guys.

“it’s been real fun. They make it easy to play with them.”

Wilson's Bryan Mendez talks about being on the Six-Man Football West D2 All-Stars!

Wilson's Bryan Mendez talks about being on the Six-Man Football West D2 All-Stars!

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Motley County’s Kyler Degan had an amazing Senior season, but still is humbled to even be out on the field as an All-Star.

“It’s an honor really that I got invited to come out here and play with all these great guys. I’ve been enjoying it. I mean they are all amazing athletes. We have a good coach. It’s just fun to play with the best in Texas of Six-man football.”

Motley County's Kyler Degan talks about being on the Six-Man Dvision II West All-Stars

Motley County's Kyler Degan talks about being on the Six-Man Dvision II West All-Stars

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Anton’s Elijah Alafa is soaking it all in as they get ready to play the East Saturday night.

“Six-man football doesn’t get attention much. We have a good squad here and we should compete with them.”

Anton's Elijah Alafa talks about being on the Six-Man Division II West All-Stars

Anton's Elijah Alafa talks about being on the Six-Man Division II West All-Stars

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jayton’s Kaden Awe is in awe as he represents the West against the East.

“It’s been a rush. It’s crazy that it’s my last game. It will be fun. They’re really good , but we have some studs over here.”

Jayton's Kaden Awe talks about being on the Six-Man Division II West All-Stars

Jayton's Kaden Awe talks about being on the Six-Man Division II West All-Stars

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Whitharral’s Tyler Swanger is prepared to play six-man football one last time…as an All-Star.

“Six-man football to me is a brotherhood. Everyone that plays six-man football, is part of a family. It’s great for all of us.”

Whitharral's Tyler Swanger talks about being on the Six-Man Division II West All-Stars

Whitharral's Tyler Swanger talks about being on the Six-Man Division II West All-Stars

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Silverton’s Jesse Hall is also on the West Division II All-Stars.

Good luck to the West’s Division I and Division II All-Stars this weekend.

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