The North team had few troubles wrapping up a Shrine Bowl victory Saturday, jumping out to a 27-0 lead on its way to a 37-3 victory in the 49th edition of the annual all-star football game at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper.

Jackson’s Sadler Smith, the offensive MVP of the game, ran for the first touchdown of the game and also threw a touchdown for the North, which leads the all-time series 26-19-3.

Kelly Walsh’s Cam Burkett ran for two touchdowns, and Sheridan’s Carter McComb and Shoshoni’s Nathon Cousineau both had touchdown catches.

Worland’s Jorey Anderson capped the scoring for the North with a 25-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

The South’s only points came off the foot of Torrington’s Chase Miller, who notched a 25-yard field goal of his own in the third quarter. By then, the South team trailed 27-3.

Smith threw for a game-high 105 yards and also topped all rushers with 54 yards as the North out-gained the South 411-213.

The South had three turnovers, but two were on strip-sacks late in the fourth quarter, each one by Campbell County’s Logan Dymond. Natrona’s Billy Brenton also had the game’s only interception.

Five South players completed passes as they gained 195 yards through the air. However, the South was limited to 18 rushing yards after sacks and a couple poor snaps hurt their totals.

Cody’s Daniel Gorman won defensive MVP honors.

Thunder Basin’s Trent Pikula picked up his first Shrine Bowl victory as a head coach.

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The game’s unofficial scoring summary and box score are below:

SOUTH0030 – 3
NORTH714133 – 37

First Quarter
North: Sadler Smith 1 run (Jorey Anderson kick), 1:31
Second Quarter
North: Cam Burkett 1 run (Anderson kick), 13:23
North: Carter McComb 9 pass from Ryan Baker (Anderson kick), 8:55
Third Quarter
North: Nathon Cousineau 38 pass from Smith (kick failed), 5:37
South: Chase Miller 25 FG, 1:44
North: Burkett 7 run (Anderson kick), 0:02
Fourth Quarter
North: Anderson 25 FG, 9:16

North
Passing
: Smith 9-15-0-105, Baker 8-14-0-87.
Rushing: Smith 17-54, Burkett 9-50, Amos Monterde 6-45, Ben Camino 8-36, Baker 5-19, McComb 4-14, Drew Trotter 1-1.
Receiving: Trotter 6-85, Cousineau 2-54, Chaz Cowie 2-19, McComb 2-17, Burkett 3-8, Monterde 1-5, Dace Bennett 1-4.

South
Passing
: Beau Bivens 7-17-0-67, Brock Bider 6-14-1-56, Kade Preuit 2-2-0-49, Keltan Ewing 1-1-0-22, Isaac Schoenfeld 1-1-0-1.
Rushing: Bider 4-28, Schoenfeld 4-16, Chevy Fackrell 3-4, Cade Pugh 1-1, Ewing 5-(-1), Talon Luckie 1-(-6), Bivens 8-(-24).
Receiving: Rylan Wehr 3-50, Schoenfeld 4-44, Andrew Skorcz 3-25, Bider 1-31, Winston Green 2-11, Pugh 1-6, Dylan Taylor 1-5, Koye Gilbert 1-1.

NorthSouth
First downs2311
Rushes-yards50-21926-18
Passing A-C-I17-29-017-35-1
Pass Yards192195
Fumbles lost02
Penalties-yards7-666-45

A replay of the game is available here:

–patrick

The 49th annual Shrine Bowl all-star football game will be Saturday in Casper.

The game will start at 2 p.m. at Cheney Alumni Field, with pregame festivities starting at 1:15 p.m.

A total of 72 players — 36 for each team — represent the North and South teams. The game is a fundraiser for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City, Utah. The teams visited the hospital during the week leading up to the game.

The North leads the all-time series 25-19-3. Rosters include:

SOUTH
Burns:
Cody Winslow.
Cheyenne Central:
Eli Castillo.
Cheyenne East:
Gavyn Aumiller; Cade Pugh; Kaleb Romero.
Cheyenne South:
Braeden Hughes.
Cokeville:
Treyson Dayton.
Douglas:
Keltan Ewing; Kyle Logar; Jacob Russell; Rylan Wehr.
Encampment
: Koye Gilbert.
Evanston:
Jaxin Moore; Kody Rex.
Green River:
Dylan Taylor.
Laramie:
Jackson Devine; Talon Luckie.
Lusk:
Dylan Molzahn.
Lyman:
Chevy Fackrell; Rho Mecham.
Mountain View:
Tanner Case.
Rock Springs:
Brock Bider; Colton Carlsen; Isaac Schoenfeld; Cadon Shaklee; Andrew Skorcz.
Snake River:
Zander Risner.
Star Valley:
Lucas Chappell; Winston Green; Mason Hutchison.
Torrington:
Beau Bivens; Deagan Keith; Chase Miller.
Wheatland:
Ora Borton; Jake Hicks; Kade Preuit.
Coaches: Head coach Mark Lenhardt (Rock Springs), assistants Blaine Christensen (Rock Springs), Jay Rhoades (Douglas), Robb Nicolay (Torrington), Brandon Gifford (Lingle), Kegan Willford (Encampment).
Student trainers:
Kim Choma, Star Valley; Kynzee Jassman, Rock Springs.
Adult athletic trainer:
Garrett Havig, Laramie.

NORTH
Big Horn:
Josh Thompson.
Buffalo:
Ben Camino.
Campbell County:
Logan Dymond; Will Miller.
Cody:
Chaz Cowie; Daniel Gorman; Drew Trotter; Jonathan Williams.
Hulett:
Bryce Ackerman.
Jackson:
Colter Dawson; Sadler Smith.
Kelly Walsh:
Cam Burkett.
Lander:
Ernesto Cabriales; Robert Koivupalo.
Lovell:
Sam Cornia; Quinn Lindsay.
Meeteetse:
Dace Bennett.
Natrona:
Billy Brenton; Brendyn Nelson; Jake Sides.
Powell:
Toran Graham; Zach Ratcliff; Lane Shramek.
Sheridan:
Ezra Ecklund; Matt Ingalls; Chris Larson; Carter McComb.
Shoshoni:
Nathon Cousineau.
Thunder Basin:
Cade Ayers; Ryan Baker; Ryan Jordan; Caden Randall.
Upton-Sundance:
Reece Barritt.
Worland:
Jorey Anderson; Aaron Carver.
Wright: Charlee Thompson.
Coaches: Head coach Trent Pikula (Thunder Basin), assistants Jason Gill (Thunder Basin), Rob Hammond (Buffalo), Kirk McLaughlin (Big Horn), Richard Despain (Rocky Mountain), Boz Backen (Hulett).
Student trainers:
Mia Fishman, Jackson; Emma Larson, Sheridan.
Adult athletic trainer:
Paige Nolan, Lander.

–patrick

Rosters for the 2022 Wyoming Shrine Bowl were released Wednesday.

A total of 72 players, 36 for each team, will be available for the 49th Shrine Bowl all-star football game, to be played June 11 in Casper.

Shrine Bowl Executive Director Frank Selby announced the rosters in a release Wednesday. The release also said officials working the game will be from Lovell.

Coaching staffs for each team were finalized in mid-January.

The North leads the all-time series 25-19-3.

Players from 36 schools are on the rosters released Wednesday. One historic first is the inclusion of the South’s Koye Gilbert, who will be the first player to represent Encampment in the Shrine Bowl.

Players selected include:

SOUTH
Burns
: Cody Winslow.
Cheyenne Central: Eli Castillo.
Cheyenne East: Gavyn Aumiller; Cade Pugh; Kaleb Romero.
Cheyenne South: Braeden Hughes.
Cokeville: Treyson Dayton.
Douglas: Dawson Curtis; Keltan Ewing; Jacob Russell; Rylan Wehr.
Encampment: Koye Gilbert.
Evanston: Jaxin Moore; Kody Rex.
Green River: Dylan Taylor.
Laramie: Jackson Devine; Talon Luckie.
Lusk: Dylan Molzahn.
Lyman: Chevy Fackrell; Rho Mecham.
Mountain View: Tanner Case.
Rock Springs: Brock Bider; Colton Carlsen; Isaac Schoenfeld; Cadon Shaklee; Andrew Skorcz.
Snake River: Zander Risner.
Star Valley: Lucas Chappell; Winston Green; Mason Hutchison.
Torrington: Beau Bivens; Deagan Keith; Chase Miller.
Wheatland: Ora Borton; Jake Hicks; Kade Preuit.
Student trainers: Kim Choma, Star Valley; Kynzee Jassman, Rock Springs.
Adult athletic trainer: Garrett Havig, Laramie.

NORTH
Big Horn
: Josh Thompson.
Buffalo: Ben Camino.
Campbell County: Logan Dymond; Will Miller.
Cody: Chaz Cowie; Daniel Gorman; Drew Trotter; Jonathan Williams.
Hulett: Bryce Ackerman.
Jackson: Colter Dawson; Sadler Smith.
Kelly Walsh: Cam Burkett.
Lander: Ernesto Cabriales; Robert Koivupalo.
Lovell: Sam Cornia; Quinn Linday; Kobe May.
Meeteetse: Dace Bennett.
Natrona: Brendyn Nelson; Jake Sides; Kaeden Wilcox.
Powell: Toran Graham; Zach Ratcliff; Lane Shramek.
Rocky Mountain: Tyson Christiansen.
Sheridan: Ezra Ecklund; Matt Ingalls; Chris Larson; Carter McComb.
Shoshoni: Nathon Cousineau.
Thunder Basin: Cade Ayers; Ryan Baker; Ryan Jordan; Caden Randall.
Upton-Sundance: Reece Barritt.
Worland: Jorey Anderson.
Student trainers: Mia Fishman, Jackson; Emma Larson, Sheridan.
Adult athletic trainer: Paige Nolan, Lander.

–patrick

The coaching staffs for the 2022 edition of the Wyoming Shrine Bowl all-star football game have been set.

Wyoming Shrine Bowl Executive Director Frank Selby announced the coaching staffs Monday night via email news release.

The 2022 Shrine Bowl’s North team, led by Thunder Basin’s Trent Pikula, will also have Jason Gill (Thunder Basin), Rob Hammond (Buffalo), Kirk McLaughlin (Big Horn), Richard Despain (Rocky Mountain) and Boz Backen (Hulett) on staff.

The South team will be led by Rock Springs’ Mark Lenhardt and will have Blaine Christensen (Rock Springs), Jay Rhoades (Douglas), Robb Nicolay (Torrington), Brandon Gifford (Lingle) and Keegan Willford (Encampment) assisting.

Coaches will now put together their rosters of 36 players per team from nominations of 155 players, Selby said in the release.

The game is in its 49th year. The North leads the series 25-19-3, but the South won last year’s Shrine Bowl 34-32. This year’s game will be June 11 at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper.

–patrick

Rock Springs’ Mark Lenhardt and Thunder Basin’s Trent Pikula will be the head coaches for the 2022 Wyoming Shrine Bowl.

Frank Selby, Wyoming Shrine Bowl executive director, made the announcement of the head coaches on Monday.

Lenhardt, who led the Tigers to a Class 4A runner-up finish, will lead the South team during the annual all-star football game. Pikula, whose ‘Bolts reached the 4A quarterfinals, will be the head coach for the North.

Lenhardt was previously the South head coach for the 2016 Shrine Bowl while he was the head coach at Torrington. Pikula will be a Shrine Bowl head coach for the first time.

Assistant coaches will be selected from each classification in the coming weeks, with player selections to follow.

The game will be June 11, 2022, in Casper. Money raised at the game goes to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City.

–patrick

Five total Shrine Bowl records were either tied or broken in the 2021 Wyoming Shrine Bowl on June 12.

Cheyenne East’s Graedyn Buell, the game’s offensive MVP, set two Shrine Bowl records — total offense (381 yards, with 310 passing and 71 rushing yards combined) and completions (28). His 40 passing attempts was third all-time, and his 310 passing yards second all-time.

Cheyenne East teammate Jackson Hesford tied the Shrine Bowl record with 13 receptions. Cheyenne Central’s Brady Storebo had eight catches to tie for third all-time.

Thunder Basin’s Dyse Shepherd tied a Shrine Bowl record with three others with three touchdown catches.

The South also set a team record with 25 first downs.

The South won the game 34-32. See a full list of results and records here.

Thanks to Paul Garcia, South assistant coach, for his help in tallying statistics and figuring out records.

–patrick

A surge of three touchdowns in less than two minutes of game time gave the South team a lead it never relinquished, helping the South win its first Wyoming Shrine Bowl victory since 2012 in a 34-32 victory against the North on Saturday in Casper.

The South took control of the game in at the end of the third quarter, scoring two touchdowns in the span of four seconds. A 13-yard touchdown run by Cokeville’s Nate Barnes cut the North’s lead to 26-20.

On the North’s next offensive play, a shotgun snap went awry, and Cheyenne East’s Julian Vigil recovered the loose ball in the end zone. A successful 2-point conversion made the score 28-26 South; the North never regained the lead.

After an interception by Barnes, East’s Jake Rayl added a 17-yard touchdown catch less than two minutes later, at the 14:02 mark in the fourth, pushing the South’s lead to 34-26.

The North nearly tied the game in the final minute, though.

Thunder Basin’s Dyse Shepherd completed a 99-yard drive with a 26-yard touchdown catch, his third of the game, on a fourth-and-5 play with 49 seconds remaining. But the South defense snuffed out the North’s 2-point conversion attempt to keep the South’s lead at 34-32.

Carter Lobatos of Cheyenne Central recovered the North’s onside kick attempt to ice the game.

The North had control of the game early. Shepherd’s first two touchdowns, one a 36-yard catch and the other a 20-yard catch, on passes from Cody’s Caleb Prior gave the North a 14-0 lead. Rayl’s 26-yard touchdown catch with 16 seconds remaining in the first half made the halftime score 14-7, North.

Thunder Basin’s Jaxon Pikula scored on a 5-yard run early in the third quarter to boost the North lead to 20-7, but Buell answered with a 12-yard score to make it 20-14. Natrona’s Braxton Bundy notched an 8-yard touchdown run with 1:51 to go in the third quarter to extend the North margin to 26-14.

Then the South unleashed its three-touchdown bonanza to jump up 34-26.

Buell was named the offensive player of the game, while Cody’s Nic Talich was the defensive player of the game. Full statistics from the game were not immediately available.

The game acts as a fundraiser for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. The game typically raises between $20,000 and $30,000 annually for the hospital.

Last year’s game was not played due to COVID-19. The North had won the previous seven games.

The North leads the all-time series 25-19-3.

Scoring plays
North: Dyse Shepherd 36 pass from Caleb Prior (Jesse Trotter kick), 8:45 1Q (7-0 North)
North: Shepherd 20 pass from Prior (Trotter kick), 9:21 2Q (14-0 North)
South: Jake Rayl 26 pass from Graedyn Buell (Brant Nelson kick), 0:16 2Q (14-7 North)
North: Jaxon Pikula 5 run (kick failed), 11:29 3Q (20-7 North)
South: Buell 12 run (Nelson kick), 9:44 3Q (20-14 North)
North: Braxton Bundy 8 run (run failed), 1:51 3Q (26-14 North)
South: Nate Barnes 13 run (kick failed), 0:50 3Q (26-20 North)
South: Julian Vigil fumble recovery in end zone (Buell run), 0:47 3Q (28-26 South)
South: Rayl 17 pass from Buell (kick failed), 14:02 4Q (34-26 South)
North: Shepherd 26 pass from Prior (run failed), 0:49 4Q (34-32 South)

See previous Shrine Bowl results and records, and see all-time Shrine Bowl rosters in an interactive database.

Wyoming’s annual Shrine Bowl all-star football game, pitting players from the North and the South against one another, will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper.

The North leads the all-time series 25-18-3. Last year’s game was not played due to COVID-19.

Players added to the roster since February’s initial release of rosters are Kelly Walsh’s Esaias Spillane (North, replacing Worland’s Rudy Sanford) and Cheyenne Central’s Brady Storebo (South, replacing Central’s Andrew Johnson).

Final rosters for Saturday’s game are:

NORTH
Big Horn: Winfield Loomis.
Buffalo: Hyrum Hatch.
Campbell County: Kaden Race.
Cody: Cody Phillips, Caleb Pryor, Keaton Stone, Nic Talich.
Jackson: Sam Lopeman.
Kelly Walsh: Dom Jahr, Reno Watson, Esaias Spillane.
Lander: Eli Mazurie, Jack Sweeney.
Lovell: C.J. Lindsay.
Meeteetse: Hadley Abarr.
Natrona
: Braxton Bundy, Brady Dutcher, Jace George.
Powell: Kadden Abraham, Riley Bennett, Jesse Trotter.
Riverton: Damon DeVries.
Rocky Mountain: Tyler Banks.
Sheridan: Quinton Mangus, Kyle Meinecke, Justin Vela.
Shoshoni: Tryston Truempler.
Thermopolis: Logan Cole, Remington Ferree.
Thunder Basin: River Brisko, Michael Coleman, Scott O’Dell, Jaxon Pikula, Dyse Shepherd.
Upton-Sundance: Wyatt Gillespie, Brad Krueger.
Coaches: Matt McFadden, Cody (head coach); Trent Pikula, Thunder Basin; Jim Talich, Cody; Kirk McLaughlin, Big Horn; Larry Yeradi, Wright; Zeb Hagen, Meeteetse.
Student trainer: Sarah Manor, Sheridan.
Student manager: Oakly Bowman, Thermopolis.
Athletic trainer: Jessica Garden, Sheridan.

SOUTH
Big Piney
: Kaden Raza.
Cheyenne Central: Jimmy Koenig, Joey Kostelecky, Carter Lobatos, Brady Storebo.
Cheyenne East: Graedyn Buell, Dakota Heckman, Jackson Hesford, Jake Rayl, Julian Vigil.
Cokeville: Nate Barnes.
Douglas: Gabe Borman, Kody Micke.
Evanston: Jagger Mitchell.
Farson: Parker Clawson.
Green River: Seth White.
Laramie: Matthew Maiava, Micah Maiava, Michael Maiava.
Lusk: Drake Lamp.
Lyman: Hansen Bradshaw, Preston Brewer, Joseph Turner.
Mountain View: Hunter Meeks, Ashton Schofield.
Pinedale: Colby White.
Rock Springs: A.J. Kelly, Collin Madsen.
Saratoga: Noah Rimmer.
Southeast: Harrison Hall.
Star Valley: Brant Nelson, Gabe Nield, JaAren Smith.
Torrington: Dylan Dreiling, Cody Pierce.
Wheatland: Adam Suko.
Coaches: Brent Walk, Mountain View (head coach); Paul Garcia, Cheyenne East; Wes Gamble, Douglas; Michael Collins, Mountain View; Logan Wright, Saratoga; Jack Cobb, Snake River.
Student trainer: Kristy Givens, Cheyenne East.
Student manager: Brooklyn Lowe, Cheyenne East.
Athletic trainer: Miranda Zamora, Laramie.

Looking for a roster deep dive? Here’s every Shrine Bowl player since 1974.

–patrick

Rosters for the 2021 Wyoming Shrine Bowl were released Wednesday night.

Shrine Bowl Executive Director Frank Selby announced the following rosters via email Wednesday:

NORTH
Big Horn: Winfield Loomis.
Buffalo: Hyrum Hatch.
Campbell County: Kaden Race.
Cody: Cody Phillips, Caleb Pryor, Keaton Stone, Nic Talich.
Jackson: Sam Lopeman.
Kelly Walsh: Dom Jahr, Reno Watson.
Lander: Eli Mazurie, Jack Sweeney.
Lovell: C.J. Lindsay.
Meeteetse: Hadley Abarr.
Natrona
: Braxton Bundy, Brady Dutcher, Jace George.
Powell: Kadden Abraham, Riley Bennett, Jesse Trotter.
Riverton: Damon DeVries.
Rocky Mountain: Tyler Banks.
Sheridan: Quinton Mangus, Kyle Meinecke, Justin Vela.
Shoshoni: Tryston Truempler.
Thermopolis: Logan Cole, Remington Ferree.
Thunder Basin: River Brisko, Michael Coleman, Scott O’Dell, Jaxon Pikula, Dyse Shepherd.
Upton-Sundance: Wyatt Gillespie, Brad Krueger.
Worland: Rudy Sanford.
Student trainer: Sarah Manor, Sheridan.
Student manager: Oakly Bowman, Thermopolis.
Athletic trainer: Jessica Garden, Sheridan.

SOUTH
Big Piney
: Kaden Raza.
Cheyenne Central: Andrew Johnson, Jimmy Koenig, Joey Kostelecky, Carter Lobatos.
Cheyenne East: Graedyn Buell, Dakota Heckman, Jackson Hesford, Jake Rayl, Julian Vigil.
Cokeville: Nate Barnes.
Douglas: Gabe Borman, Kody Micke.
Evanston: Jagger Mitchell.
Farson: Parker Clawson.
Green River: Seth White.
Laramie: Matthew Maiava, Micah Maiava, Michael Maiava.
Lusk: Drake Lamp.
Lyman: Hansen Bradshaw, Preston Brewer, Joseph Turner.
Mountain View: Hunter Meeks, Ashton Schofield.
Pinedale: Colby White.
Rock Springs: A.J. Kelly, Collin Madsen.
Saratoga: Noah Rimmer.
Southeast: Harrison Hall.
Star Valley: Brant Nelson, Gabe Nield, JaAren Smith.
Torrington: Dylan Dreiling, Cody Pierce.
Wheatland: Adam Suko.
Student trainer: Kristy Givens, Cheyenne East.
Student manager: Brooklyn Lowe, Cheyenne East.
Athletic trainer: Miranda Zamora, Laramie.

Officials for the game will be from Douglas and include James Bratton, Dan Edwards, Kurt Engle, Ron Erickson, Sean Geer, Monty Gilbreath, Evan Helenbolt and Nate Hellbaum.

Coaching staffs for the Shrine Bowl were announced in January.

The game will be June 12 at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper. The North leads the all-time series 25-18-3.

–patrick


The 2021 Wyoming Shrine Bowl all-star football games now have their full complement of coaches.

Shrine Bowl Executive Director Frank Selby announced the full coaching staffs in a release Tuesday, completing the staffs started with the announcement of head coaches in December.

South head coach Brent Walk of Mountain View will be joined by assistants Paul Garcia of Cheyenne East, Wes Gamble of Douglas, Michael Collins of Mountain View, Logan Wright of Saratoga and Jack Cobb of Snake River.

North head coach Matt McFadden of Cody will have Trent Pikula of Thunder Basin, Jim Talich of Cody, Kirk McLaughlin of Big Horn, Larry Yeradi of Wright and Zeb Hagen of Meeteetse on his staff.

This year’s game will be June 12 at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper.

–patrick

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