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911 Bowl

by Phil McDaniel

 

      

The first 911 Bowl -  A football game between Odessa Firefighter & Odessa Police Officers

     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.


911- Bowl Games & 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  

17 December 1994 Football Teams & Players

ODESSA FIREFIGHTERS ODESSA POLICE OFFICERS

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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 Verle Pearce        
75 Jack Hamilton        
87 Tony Hinton        
88 Jay Mullis        
89 Joey White        
           
           
           

1st 911 Bowl filmed by Kevin Jackson on 17 Dec. 1994



3 February  1996 Football Teams & 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        
           
           
           
           

 

2nd 911 Bowl filmed by Kevin Jackson 3 February 1996



18 January 1997 Football Teams & 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 Wyatt 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        

 

3rd 911 Bowl filmed by Kevin Jackson 18 January 1997

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