Four Ryan and Waurika seniors will see the gridiron one more time as they have been selected to play in the Southwest Senior Bowl football game.
The contest will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cache High School’s Ulrich Stadium.
Joseph Martin of Ryan and Seth Cathey, Devin Dobbs and Scott Showalter of Waurika will play for the West All-Stars in the game.
Cathey was also slated to play in the Senior Basketball Classic at Cache High School last Tuesday for the Middle West team.
The West football squad features players from Altus, Cache, Cyril, Frederick, Hobart, Hollis, Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton High School and Mountain View-Gotebo.
Martin, who was a defensive stalwart for the Cowboys last football season, was the team’s leading tackler. He was also the District B-4 Utility Player of Year. When the Coach Stan Mueggenborg’s Cowboys needed a big stop on defense, Martin was usually found in the middle of things.
Martin also contributed to the Cowboys’ 6-5 season with 174 yards rushing on just 27 attempts and caught 15 passes for 171 yards.
Cathey, who will also represent Waurika in the Eight-Man All-Star game in June, was the district’s player of the year on defense. He was second on the squad in tackles with 104, but also had 30 catches from the tight end position for 555 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He also contributed to the Eagles’ rushing attack with 286 yards on 50 carries and five touchdowns for Waurika that made their second straight playoff appearance.
Dobbs and Showalter were both picks on the second team for District B-4. Dobbs was a reserve running back for Coach Glenn Howard’s squad. He saw most of his action on the defensive side of the ball with 65 total tackles, including four tackles for losses.
Showalter contributed 52 tackles for the Eagles on defense and also had 156 yards rushing on just 27 attempts. He also added 10 receptions for 284 yards and five scores.
The West All-Stars will be coached by Cache’s Les Abbott and the Cache football staff.