The head coaches from Tongue River and Pine Bluffs — the two schools that played each other in the Class 1A 11-man championship game this season — will be the head coaches for the 44th annual Shrine Bowl.
Will Gray from Pine Bluffs will lead the South team, while John Scott will lead the North, a release from the Shrine Bowl said.
“It is very exciting to work with the best of the best while also representing a great cause,” Gray said in the release. “I hope to represent our school and community well and have some fun doing it.”
Gray will be a head coach in the Shrine Bowl for the first time. Scott was previously a Shrine Bowl head coach in 1995 while at Kemmerer and 2001 while at Gillette.
“I am grateful to have been chosen for this opportunity and look forward to teaming with Wyoming’s best high school players and the Shriners towards such a worthy cause,” Scott said in the release.
The coaches will choose a coaching staff from across classes from their region, and those staffs will assemble the rosters for each squad.
Gray’s Hornets beat Scott’s Eagles 10-7 in the 1A 11-man title game in November.
The Shrine Bowl will be June 10, 2017, in Casper. The North leads the series 22-18-3. The North has won the last four Shrine Bowls, including last year, 41-26.