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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Billie Gordon of Newcastle has been added to the North Shrine Bowl roster, executive director John Cundall announced today. Gordon takes the place of Wright’s Taylor Tresch.

The 40th annual all-star football game is scheduled for June 8 in Casper.

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Cheyenne East’s Trey Herrera will be part of the South team for the 40th Shrine Bowl this summer, executive director John Cundall announced today. Herrera replaces Greg Ashley of Cheyenne Central.

The annual all-star football game is scheduled for June 8 in Casper.

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Wyatt Day of Evanston is the newest member of the Shrine Bowl’s South squad roster, executive director John Cundall announced today. Day will replace Pinedale’s Clay Cheatham.

The annual all-star football game is scheduled for June 8 in Casper.

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Three players have been swapped in to the Shrine Bowl roster for the annual all-star football game in June.

Wright’s Taylor Tresch and Lovell’s Dylan Hultgren will join the North team, while Cheyenne East’s Tod Wenger joins the South team. They replace Riverton’s Xavier Webb, Thermopolis’ Christian Syverson (North) and Lyman’s Bransen Bradshaw (South).

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