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Odessa Fire Department History

Established in 1927

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911 Charity Football Bowl

 

 

By Retired Captain Phil McDaniel

 
 
 We are requesting any and all Firefighters and Police Officers that took part in the 911 Bowl Games to share their photos with this website. You can email them to John Taylor at oldfirefighter83@msn.com or upload them directly to the photo album via the public up-loader located on the photo album.

911- Bowl Game Scores

17 December 1994 Odessa Fire Department  19 - Odessa Police Department  0
3 February  1996 Odessa Fire Department  6 - Odessa Police Department  6
18 January 1997 Odessa Fire Department  36 - Odessa Police Department  0
The First  911 - Bowl                            17 December 1994

     This all started when several of us older firefighters were talking about playing football in High School and College and voiced a desire to re-live some of our "old glory days". Then Firefighter/Paramedic Tanner Drake proposed the idea and challenge to several Police Officers. They of course accepted.
     Firefighter/Paramedic Tanner Drake called the Football Coach in Crane, Texas and he agreed to let OPD and OFD use their High School Football uniforms for the game. Tanner Drake, Marty Moya and Martin Ramos went on morning talk shows to help promote the game and the Police arranged for referees.

     The first 911 - Bowl was a huge success! This 1st charity bowl game was played December 17th at Ratliff Stadium between the Odessa Firefighters and the Odessa Police Officers. There were about 500 fans in attendance to cheer on their favorite team.
     The total proceeds raised for the game was about $3,000 before all expenses were paid. The Police Officers donated their proceeds to the Odessa Fraternal Order of Police. The Odessa Firefighters have arranged to donate to the following: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, MDA, Easter Seals, March of Dimes and the Children's Miracle Network.
     Two and a half months prior to the big day, both teams were practicing three times a week. With three weeks remaining to practice, the Fire Department started wearing full pads to work on some real hitting. I was the oldest player on the OFD team and I would rather be the "Hitter" than the "Hittee", but the real appeal being, how else can you hit a Cop and not get in trouble.
     The game was very exciting with the Fire Department scoring three touchdowns to win by a score of 19-0. The Fire Department's "Desert Swarm" defense did not allow the "5-0" Police Squad a single touchdown. The scoring went as follows; First touchdown was a 12 yard pass from Kevin Doan to Tanner Drake, Second touchdown was a 35 yard pass from Kevin Doan to Mark Torres and the Third touchdown was a 20 yard pass from Tanner Drake to Jim Fowler.

The Football Players

Odessa Firefighters Odessa Police Officers
0 Mark Torres 2 Mike Bostick 70 Art Fuentes
1 Dustin Greenlee 7 Terry Barnhart 71 Joe Wall
3 Fred Williams 8 Wesley Stout 72 Terry Henkell
13 Tanner Drake 9 Terry Preston 73 Frank Vickery
14 Kevin Doan 18 James Rand 74 Danny Brookshire
19 Daniel Acosta 32 Reggie Jones 75 Jordan Medrano
20 Lewis Lacey 42 Troy Thomas 77 Brian Moersch
21 Ector Marin 43 Ron Joy 78 J. J. Ornelas
22 Kevin Keith 44 Rodney Hamilton 79 Ishmael Orosco
23 Phil McDaniel 45 Andy Blackburn 80 Mike Tacker
41 Larry Bolden 48 Chris Aguilar 81 Chris Washburn
45 Jeff Moseler 55 Todd Hiner 82 Brandon Cervantes
46 Jim Fowler 56 John Blanco 83 Carlos Chavez
48 Marty Moya 60 Chuck Moad 85 Brian Johnson
51 Martin Ramos 65 Alex Ramirez 87 Dean McCann
55 David Dick 67 Harold Thomas 88 Scott Thompson
58 Lonnie Sissel 69 Mike Sims 89 Terry Lange
69 Jimmy Ellis  
70 Buddy Pearce
71 Vearle Pearce
75 Jack Hamilton
87 Tony Hinton
88 Jay Mullis
89 Joey White
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1994 Firefighter Team Photo 1994 Police Team Photo
The Second  911 - Bowl                         3rd February 1996

 

 

 

 

The Football Players

Odessa Firefighters Odessa Police Officers
0 Mark Torres 3 George Gomez 45 Andy Blackburn
8 Rodd Huber 7 Terry Barnhart 48 Chris Aguilar
13 Tanner Drake 9 Terry Preston 55 James Sanders
15 Phil McDaniel 12 Chad Hetrick 56 Chris Lopez
19 Daniel Acosta 18 James Rand 60 Chuck Moad
22 Kevin Keith 20 Sammy Berzoza 61 Daryl Smith
23 Ector Marin 24 Ricky George 69 Mike Sims
24 Joey White 25 Cory Cooper 70 Art Fuentes
27 Gary Southerland 27 Larry Torres 73 Frank Vickery
34 Chris Jimenez 32 Reggie Jones 77 Jimmy Denton
42 Henry Guzman 35 Brian McGowan 78 J. J. Ornelas
43 Dustin Greenlee 40 Juan Torrez 82 Brandon Cervantes
44 Tony Hinton 42 Troy Thomas 83 Carlos Chavez
46 Jim Fowler 43 Mike Tacker 87 Dean McCann
48 Marty Moya  
51 Martin Ramos
52 Dean Grabbe
55 David Dick
58 Lonnie Sissel
68 Dale Land
69 Jimmy Ellis
70 Buddy Pearce
71 Verle Pearce
76 Lorenzo Rivas
80 Robert Worsham
88 John Alvarez
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1996 Firefighter Team Photo 1996 Police Team Photo
The Third  911 - Bowl                                 18th January 1997

 

 

The Football Players

Odessa Firefighters Odessa Police Officers
0 Mark Torres 3 Nathan Bell
1 Saul Ortega 9 Terry Preston
2 James Lujan 12 Hugh Murphy
8 Rodd Huber 18 James Rand
12 Mike Cota 20 Sammy Berzoza
13 Tanner Drake 24 Ricky George
15 Phil McDaniel 25 Jorge Mancha
16 Danny White 27 Larry Torres
19 Daniel Acosta 32 Reggie Jones
22 Phillip Talley 35 Brian McGowan
23 Ector Marin 40 Juan Torres
24 Joey White 42 Troy Thomas
32 Bobby Valles 43 Mike Tacker
33 Jason Cotton 45 Jeff Daniels
36 Ken Carter 48 Chris Aguilar
40 Jeff Sauer 60 Joy Lee
45 Jaime Farmer 61 Pete Marquez
46 Jim Fowler 68 Troy Luecke
48 Marty Moya 70 Terry Halpain
51 Martin Ramos 72 David Smith
55 David Dick 75 Danny Brookshire
59 Aaron Cox 77 Jimmy Denton
60 Jimmy Lee 78 J. J. Ornelas
63 James Martin 81 Terry Luecke
68 Dustin Greenlee 87 Dean McCann
69 Jimmy Ellis    
70 Buddy Pearce    
71 Verle Pearce    
76 Lorenzo Rivas    
88 John Alvarez    
  Need Photo
1997 Firefighter Team Photo 1997 Police Team Photo