The assistant coaches for the 2024 Wyoming Shrine Bowl all-star football game were released Friday.
Shrine Bowl Executive Director Frank Selby announced via email that both squads would have six assistant coaches.
For the North, joining head coach Rob Hammond of Buffalo are David Trembly of Dubois, Henry Glacking and Ross Walker of Buffalo, Nicc Crosby of Lovell, Rod Frederick of Wind River and Trent Pikula of Thunder Basin.
The South will have Torrington’s Russell Stienmetz as head coach and assistants Scott Hayes of Cheyenne East, Blaine Christensen of Green River, Robb Nicolay and Ryan Workman of Torrington, Brandon Gifford of Lingle and Hart Jordan of Encampment.
Trainers will be Tanner Gillette of Buffalo (North) and Emily Yorges of Torrington (South).
Selby said players will be announced soon.
The game will be June 8 at Natrona County High School in Casper.
Selby also extended an invitation to all former Shrine Bowl alumni — including coaches, players, trainers, officials and more — to help celebrate the Shrine Bowl’s 50th anniversary. Former participants can email email@example.com for more information.
Two head coaches who led their teams to state championships were named the head coaches for the 50th Shrine Bowl all-star football game.
McKay Young, who led Star Valley to the Class 3A championship in November, will lead the South team, while Kirk McLaughlin, whose Big Horn team won the Class 2A title, will be the head coach for the North.
The announcement was made Monday night in an email release from Frank Selby, the Wyoming Shrine Bowl’s executive director.
The game will be played June 10 in Casper.
The head coaches will work to an assemble a staff of coaches from around the state, who will then choose players for each team.
Young was previously the South’s head coach in 2018. This is McLaughlin’s first Shrine Bowl head coaching selection.
With the first Shrine Bowl game played in Laramie in 1974, the 2023 game will mark the 50th edition of the game in Wyoming. The North leads the all-time series 26-19-3 and won last year’s game 37-3.
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.
The game’s unofficial scoring summary and box score are below:
0 – 3
3 – 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
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.
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.
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.