North Shrine Bowl team makes roster changes

Posted on March 27th, 2014 in Everything,Newsbreak,Shrine Bowl by Patrick

Riverton’s Austin Patterson and Rocky Mountain’s Joey Jewell have been named to the North team for this summer’s Shrine Bowl.

They replace Cody’s Brandon Hinze and Big Horn’s Connor McCafferty, said John Cundall, the game’s executive director, via email.

The game will be June 14 in Casper.

–patrick

Shrine Bowl rosters shift

Posted on March 13th, 2014 in Everything,Shrine Bowl by Patrick

Three new players have been brought onto the rosters for the 41st annual Shrine Bowl.

Executive Director John Cundall announced Thursday that Chance Miller of Douglas and Clinton Jaure of Cheyenne East will join the South team. They replace Cameron Johnson and Brian Lopez, both of East.

Hulett’s Story Penning will join the North squad, replacing Worland’s Patrick Hunter.

Cundall also announced the student trainers and managers for each team — Rock Springs’ Madison Overy and Douglas’ Brittney Barker as trainers and Pine Bluffs’ Keenan Cozort and Natrona’s Ben Doyle as managers.

The annual all-star football game is June 14 in Casper.

–patrick

Shrine Bowl names alternates

Posted on February 18th, 2014 in Everything,Newsbreak,Shrine Bowl by Patrick

The alternates for the 41st Shrine Bowl, to be played June 14 in Casper, have been named by the respective coaching staffs.

Alternates include:

NORTH: Tyler Fortuna and Seth Moerkerke, Gillette; Story Penning, Hulett; Kooper Adams, Kelly Walsh; Dylan Parke and Josh Seghetti, Natrona; Wade Gordon, Newcastle; Cory Heny, Powell; Austin Patterson, Riverton; Joey Jewell and Jacob Price, Rocky Mountain; Tyler Julian, Sheridan.

SOUTH: Garrett Formo, Big Piney; Preston Goehring, Burns; Clinton Jaure and Ben Groeneweg, Cheyenne East; Seth Harris and Chance Miller, Douglas; Eric Sowers, Evanston; Ryan Martin, Lyman; Trystin Walker, Mountain View; Tate Stinson, Saratoga; Travis Jinks, Southeast; Trace Haderlie, Star Valley.

A player from the alternates list will fill the role if someone on the current roster can’t play in the game. The rosters for the teams were announced last week.

–patrick

Players chosen for Shrine Bowl

Posted on February 10th, 2014 in Everything,Shrine Bowl by Patrick

The rosters are set for the 41st annual Shrine Bowl all-star football game, which will be played June 14 in Casper.

In addition to the rosters below, 12 alternates will be selected for each team. Those players will be announced later.

In all, 20 schools are represented on each team.

The North won last year’s game 34-6 and leads the all-time series 19-18-3.

NORTH
Big Horn: Colter Carzoli, Connor McCafferty.
Buffalo: Jeremia Nicholson.
Burlington: Preston Wardell.
Cody: Brandon Hinze, David Lee.
Dubois: Sterling Baker.
Gillette: Kris Adams, Austin Fort, Bryce Lyman, Billy Williams.
Kelly Walsh: Kirk Durtsche, Jake Geil, Dan Gochenour.
Lander: Jack Mazurie.
Lovell: Hyrum Hopkin, Dillon Pickett.
Meeteetse: Seth Bennett.
Midwest: Cameron Ray.
Natrona: Michael Bailey, Brad Gillis, Tyler Trout, Sam Turner.
Newcastle: Merritt Crabtree.
Powell: Hayden Cragoe, Anthony Lujan, Garrett Lynch, Garrett Michael.
Riverton: Logan Hartbank.
Sheridan: Nick Gill, Justin Orum, Daniel Sessions.
Thermopolis: Kaden Haun.
Upton-Sundance: Lane Carter.
Worland: Patrick Hunter.
Wright: Daniel Magana.

SOUTH
Burns: Mikky Heward, Travis Romsa.
Cheyenne Central: Damon Macleary, Grayson Sipe, Judd Stewart.
Cheyenne East: Shane Brooks, Cameron Johnson, Brian Lopez, Brett Schaeffer, Eric Williams.
Cheyenne South: Adam Haberkorn.
Cokeville: Cody Nate, Brock Teichert.
Douglas: Logan Barker, Garrett Boner, Austyn Matthews, Layne McGuire.
Evanston: Cole Wilkinson.
Glenrock: Devon Parkinson.
Green River: Garrett Wilson.
Hanna: Quade Palm.
Laramie: Kyle Russell.
Lingle: Wyatt Hageman.
Lusk: Hunter Dockery, Matthew VandeBossche.
Lyman: Landen Bradshaw, Tui Magalogo.
Mountain View: Brennan Walk.
Rock Springs: Nick Blume.
Southeast: Wyatt Somsen.
Star Valley: Bryan Burton, Sam Gertsch, Garrett Gregg.
Torrington: Caden Coffelt, Brett Spencer.
Wheatland: Critter Ruwart.

–patrick

Shrine Bowl sets coaching staffs

Posted on January 7th, 2014 in Everything,Shrine Bowl by Patrick

The two Shrine Bowl coaches have set their staffs for the annual all-star football game.

South head coach Matt VandeBossche of Lusk will be joined by Brick Cegelski (Cheyenne Central), Mark Lenhardt (Torrington), Marv Mirich (Burns), Zack Scott (Hanna) and Ryan Nelson (Lusk assistant).

North coach Vic Wilkerson of Gillette will round out his staff with Jim Stringer (Powell), Michael McGuire (Big Horn), Andy Garland (Upton-Sundance), Ken Swieter (Midwest) and Jason Gill (Gillette assistant).

John Cundall, Shrine Bowl executive director, announced the coaching staffs Tuesday.

The coaching staffs will now work on selecting the 36 players for each team. The game will be June 14 in Casper.

–patrick

Wilkerson, VandeBossche named Shrine Bowl head coaches

Posted on December 18th, 2013 in Everything,Newsbreak,Shrine Bowl by Patrick

Vic Wilkerson of Gillette and Matt VandeBossche of Lusk will be the head coaches for the 41st Shrine Bowl.

The game will be played June 14, 2014, in Casper.

Wilkerson will coach the North team and VandeBossche the South. Wilkerson was head coach for the North team in 2006, while VandeBossche is the Shrine Bowl head coach for the first time. This is the third time a coach from Lusk has led the South — former coach Jerry Fullmer was the South coach twice, in 1987 and 2000 — while Gillette will have a coach lead the North team for the fourth time.

The coaches will assemble their assistant coaching staffs and, together, the staffs will pick the players for the annual all-star football game.

The North, which won last year’s game 34-6, leads the all-time series 19-18-3.

–patrick

Update: Shrine Bowl record

Posted on November 2nd, 2013 in Everything,Shrine Bowl,Site updates by Patrick

A quick update to the Shrine Bowl records:

Added Ballard Johnson’s four extra-point kicks in 1974 to the extra-point records listings. Thanks to Ballard for pointing out the unintentional omission! I appreciate it.

–patrick

Wyoming Shrine Bowl raises $20,000 for Shrine Hospitals

Posted on October 14th, 2013 in Everything,Shrine Bowl by Patrick

The 2013 Wyoming Shrine Bowl all-star football game raised $20,000 for Shrine Hospitals this year.

The game, played for the 40th time, helped raise money for 22 Shrine Hospitals across the country that provide care to children with special health care needs, Executive Director John Cundall said in a release.

The 2014 game will be played on June 14 in Casper.

–patrick

Natrona’s Biggs sets two Shrine Bowl records

Posted on June 9th, 2013 in Everything,Newsbreak,Shrine Bowl by Patrick

Here is a quick look at the two records broken in the North’s 34-6 victory over the South in the 40th annual Shrine Bowl on Saturday — both by Natrona’s Brecken Biggs:

Total offense: Biggs, 358 yards (280 passing, 78 rushing); beat old record of 308 set by Natrona’s Corky Davis, 1975.

Touchdown passes: Biggs, 4; ties old record set by Upton’s Darin Schiller, 1984, and Wheatland’s Ward Anderson, 2011.

The North now leads the all-time series 19-18-3.

–patrick

Shrine Bowl rosters and notes

Posted on June 7th, 2013 in Everything,Shrine Bowl by Patrick

The 40th annual Shrine Bowl will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper. Here are some interesting notes to keep in mind as we head toward the game:

* The all-time record is tied at 18-18-3.

* Head coaches Michael McGuire (North, Big Horn) and Mark Bullington (South, Southeast) are both head coach for the second time. This is the fourth Shrine Bowl in which both head coaches have already been head coaches; it previously happened in 1992, 2000 and 2003. Also, in 1997, Gary Glenn and Todd Dayton co-coached the South team after each had already been a head coach in the Shrine Bowl.

* Both Natrona and Sheridan have players in the Shrine Bowl this year. Those two schools are the only ones in the state that have had at least one player in all 40 Shrine Bowls.

* Cheyenne South is represented in the Shrine Bowl for the first time by James Marshall.

* Cody doesn’t have a player in the Shrine Bowl for the first time since 2003.

* Three six-man players — Snake River’s Conner Lee and Dubois’ Cody Flynn and Jesse Hawk — will play in the Shrine Bowl. Five six-man players played in 2012; only two played in 2011 and 2010.

The rosters for both teams, as of the last official released update, are posted below:

South
Burns: Colton Wright.
Cheyenne Central: David Riedl, Seth Edeen.
Cheyenne East: Trey Herrera, Austen Motily, Joe Ash, Hayes Stone, Tod Wenger.
Cheyenne South: James Marshall.
Cokeville: Brigham Teichert.
Douglas: Ty Etchemendy, C.J. Allen.
Evanston: Wyatt Day, Matt Johnson.
Glenrock: D.C. Hall.
Green River: Zach Huber, Blaine Christensen, Dan Probst.
Kemmerer: Matt Archibald.
Laramie: Peter Trahan.
Lusk: Colter Larson.
Lyman: Cisco Taylor, Nicholas Reis.
Rawlins: Wyatt Hopkins.
Rock Springs: Braxton Rosette, Zach Legerski, Tanner McQuillan, James Sedey.
Snake River: Conner Lee.
Southeast: Zach Eisenbarth, John Lessard.
Star Valley: Ryan Brough, Marshall Watkins, Derrick Wolfley.
Torrington: Nick Prusia.
Wheatland: Brendan Ruwart.
Coaches: Mark Bullington, Southeast, head coach; Shawn Burkart, Southeast; Michael Bates, Snake River; Dale Anderson, Lyman; Mark Lenhardt, Torrington; Brick Cegelski, Cheyenne Central.
Trainers/managers: Brook Nogle, Kelly Walsh; Alexis Hall, Cheyenne East; Tre Patterson, Douglas; Jacob Smith, Laramie.

North
Big Horn: Matthew Wigglesworth, Lucas Wollenman, Will O’Dell.
Buffalo: Tyler Rogers, Aaron Fenner.
Burlington: Ben Mancuso.
Dubois: Cody Flynn, Jesse Hawk.
Gillette: Dani Fischer, Taylor Bigelow, Justin Berkey, Dylan Haddix.
Jackson: Andrew Linsenmann.
Kelly Walsh: John Fabrizius, Isaac Bayer.
Lovell: Dylan Hultgren, Cody Savage, Dino Collins.
Natrona: Brecken Biggs, Josh Flanigan, Dan Reese, Adam Britton, Colter Bentley.
Newcastle: J.T. Harper, Billie Gordon.
Powell: Duane Schwahn, Vince Sleep, Tyler Patterson.
Riverton: T.J. Galey, Lane Savage.
Sheridan: Nate Kane, Collin Eisenman, Mitch Godwin.
Upton-Sundance: Kory Butts.
Worland: Colby Wartman, Jacob McGarvin.
Coaches: Michael McGuire, Big Horn, head coach; Kirk McLaughlin, Big Horn; David Trembly, Dubois; Andy Garland, Upton-Sundance; Curt Mayer, Worland; Josh Anderson, Natrona.
Trainers/managers: Michael Engling, Buffalo; Natasha Vega, Worland; Demitrie Montuy, Lovell.

So who do you think is the favorite? Who do you think might emerge as the star of the game? Do you think either team has an advantage heading into Saturday’s game? Post your thoughts below!

–patrick

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