The Oil Bowl might not be the star-studded game that it’s been in the past, but that doesn’t make it any less special for the players and coaches who are part of the Oklahoma-Texas all-star football game. "Not having some of those players doesn’t take anything away from the kids who are there,” Guthrie coach Rafe Watkins said. "This is a huge deal for some of these kids. Maybe it’s lost some of its star appeal, but it’s Oklahoma versus Texas. We’re going down there to have fun, but we’re also going down there to be competitive and win this. "Winning’s fun.” Oklahoma, which won 17-16 last year, is looking for its first two-game winning streak since 1997-99, when it won three consecutive matchups. This year’s game will be played Saturday in Wichita Falls, Texas. Watkins will serve as an assistant to Velma-Alma coach Greg Gothard. The coaching staff includes Morris’ Larry Crenshaw. Started in 1938 as a Texas-only game, then moved to a two-state game in 1945, the Oil Bowl has featured players such as Jack Mildren, J.C. Watts, Hayden Fry, Steve Largent, the Selmon brothers and R.W. McQuarters. While Texas’ roster features no players heading to Big 12 schools, several of Oklahoma’s players will play for teams in the conference. Oklahoma State signees Tracy Moore and Jeremy Smith, both of Tulsa Union, and Ada’s Colton Richardson are expected to report to Wichita Falls on Tuesday. Others scheduled to arrive Tuesday are Kansas State signees Timothy Flanders of Midwest City and Marcus Kennard of Lawton. "We’ll find out how many show Tuesday,” Watkins said. "Deep down, we all know there will be one or two that don’t show.” While some — such as Tulsa East Central’s David Gordon (Arkansas) and Carl Albert’s Daytawion Lowe (OSU) and Ozell Littleton (Central Oklahoma) — had to drop out, Watkins said he still feels good about the team Oklahoma has put together. Unlike the All-State game, Oil Bowl coaches have flexibility to use players on both sides of the ball and at positions outside of where they were selected. Flanders, a running back, is likely to be used in the secondary. Kennard could be asked to play defense, and Richardson might shift from linebacker into the secondary. And while the offenses are typically behind the defenses in all-star games, Watkins should have plenty of confidence in his top quarterback-receiver tandem. Guthrie quarterback Keaton Callins and receiver Donte’ Foster will play in the game. "We had a lot of good quarterbacks to choose from, but it came down to fitting what we do offensively,” Watkins said. "In four of five practices, you can’t put much in.” Mustang’s Kyle Webster will play quarterback, and Chandler’s Jack Gray could also see time there if needed. Many of the players who have had to drop out have already reported to their colleges. The game was moved up slightly this year, allowing the OSU signees to play before reporting to Stillwater. The only OU signee in the game, walk-on kicker Bryce Easley of Norman North, will join the team later in the week.