The Greater El Paso Football Showcase knew that the addition of new high schools around the city in recent years has made the boundary lines for their annual game more difficult to distinguish between East and West. Instead of having to include five 6A High Schools on the west squad, the GEPFS decided to get creative and alter their 26-year format.

Yesterday afternoon, the GEPFS released a new NFL Draft format where the two teams will pick players for their rosters from a pool of 92 high school athletes. The draft, to be held on November 19th will be sponsored by Hyundai of El Paso and their CEO, Oscar Leeser will serve as commissioner during the selection process. This is the first high school all star game in Texas that will utilize a draft format.

As far as the team names, the GEPFS also announced that the public will have an opportunity to vote on their Facebook page for two new choices. They will pick from the following: Blue Thunder, Red Storm, Patriot, Warriors, Coyote, and Desert Dog.

The new draft will make things interesting, since teammates from the same school now can play against other. The Showcase Combine will be Friday, December 15th at Socorro Student Activities Complex, while the all star game will be Saturday, December 16th at the Sun Bowl with a 1:05pm kickoff. Don Brooks and Phil Hatch will continue to coach each team.