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By James McAfee
WICHITA FALLS—Tyler Delosrios and Anthony Hernandez of Knox City will be among the football players participating in the Texas Six-Man Association’s Division I all-star game scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Saturday here at Memorial Stadium.
Both players earned all-district honors last season as members of the District 3-1A championship team while Hernandez was also selected at the defensive MVP. In addition, Hernandez also earned athlete of the year at Knox City High while Delosrios was named as top football player.
They will be joined on the West team’s sidelines by the Greyhounds’ coach staff of head coach Caleb Callaway and assistants Jordan Carter and Josh Ralston.
An all-female football officiating crew has been assigned. It will be led by veteran official Crystal Cooksey of Dallas, as the referee. She’s been officiating for 11 years and recently made history as the first female assigned at a Texas state championship game, calling the Class A Division II matchup between Balmorhea and Richland Springs. Joining her will be umpire Jenifer Calhoun from Waco, head line judge Rachel Stepian of Austin, line judge Amy Smith of Fort Worth and back judge Valerie McIntosh of Austin.
Cooper Thornhill of Blum will be the coach of the East team while Daleton Degraffenreid of Klondike will coach the West and JaMarcus Ashley of Calvert the East in the DII game on Friday.
The girls all-star basketball game is scheduled at noon Saturday with Eric Simmons of Rankin as the West coach and Jared Shaffer of Iredall as the East coach. Garrett Watson of Valley will coach the west and Channing Coffey of Aquilla the east for the 2 p.m. boys game.
Coaches from six-man schools from all over the state have been in town most of the week attending meetings and seminars to prepare for the start of practice Aug. 2.