After several years of playing the Shrine Bowl under the artificial lights, the annual all-star football game will once again be played under natural light in 2015.

The 2015 Shrine Bowl will start at 2 p.m. this year, executive director John Cundall said via email.

Cundall said the change is a better option for participants and fans alike.

The game will be June 13 at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper.


The coaching staffs for the 2015 Shrine Bowl all-star football game are set, executive director John Cundall announced Sunday.

The North, led by head coach Matt McFadden of Cody, will also have Meeteetse’s Matt Jensen, Upton-Sundance’s Andy Garland, Big Horn’s Michael McGuire, Natrona’s Steve Harshman and Cody’s Randy Smith on staff.

The South, with head coach Brent Walk of Mountain View, will be supported by Guernsey-Sunrise’s Chris Link, Lusk’s Matt VandeBossche, Douglas’ Jay Rhoades, Evanston’s Pat Fackrell and Mountain View’s Ken Petersen.

The staffs will choose the players for their respective teams. The 42nd annual game will be played June 13, 2015, in Casper.


Edit: Updated 4:36 p.m. Dec. 21 to add Harshman, who was inadvertently left off the first version of this story.

A pair of championship-winning coaches will lead the Shrine Bowl squads for the annual all-star football game in June.

Brent Walk, who led Mountain View to the Class 2A championship this season, will lead the South squad, while Matt McFadden, who helped Cody win the Class 3A title, will coach the North squad.

The game will be June 13, 2015, in Casper.

Each coach will now select assistant coaches; together, the staffs will select the players for the game.

The North leads the all-time series 20-18-3 and won last year’s game 41-13.

Proceeds from the game go to the Shrine Hospitals.


The 2014 Shrine Bowl all-star football game raised $30,000 for the Shrine Hospitals, executive director John Cundall said via email Monday.

The game, played in June in Casper, helped raise money for 22 hospitals in the Shrine Hospital system. Shrine Hospitals focus on care for children.

The 2015 game will be June 15 in Casper. The North squad won this year’s game 41-13.


Rock Springs’ Nick Blume broke two longstanding individual Shrine Bowl records on Saturday.

The South team, led by Blume and quarterback Austyn Matthews of Douglas, also set several unofficial team records despite losing 41-13 to the North in the annual all-star football game in Casper.

Blume broke two 30-year-old Shrine Bowl records with 168 receiving yards and 13 catches, breaking the mark set by Sheridan’s Chuck Johnson of 151 yards on eight catches from 1984.

Matthews set a South team record for total offense (312 total yards, 289 passing and 23 rushing), pass attempts (39), passing yards (289). The South also set team records for pass attempts (56), pass completions (31) and passing yards (342).

The North team tied team records with five offensive touchdowns and six total touchdowns and set a new team record with 41 points.

The North now leads the all-time series 20-18-3.

Game stories from the Casper Star-Tribune and the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle have more details about the game, and you can see all the unofficial Shrine Bowl records here.

Thanks to Jeremiah Johnke of the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle for providing the game box score!

Update, 1:58 p.m. June 16: Here’s a copy of the game statistics sheets (PDF) courtesy of Shrine Bowl Executive Director John Cundall.


The 41st annual Shrine Bowl all-star football game will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday in Casper.

Teams joined together Saturday and made the annual trip to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City early in the week. Last year’s game raised $20,000 for Shrine Hospitals.

The North won last year’s game 34-6 and leads the all-time series 19-18-3. Shrine Bowl results and unofficial records are listed here.

The rosters for the game are as follows:

Big Horn: Colter Carzoli.
Buffalo: Jeremia Nicholson.
Burlington: Preston Wardell.
Cody: David Lee.
Dubois: Sterling Baker.
Gillette: Austin Fort, Bryce Lyman, Billy Williams.
Hulett: Story Penning.
Kelly Walsh: Kirk Durtsche, Jake Geil.
Lander: Jack Mazurie.
Lovell: Hyrum Hopkin, Dillon Pickett.
Midwest: Cameron Ray.
Natrona: Michael Bailey, Brad Gillis, Josh Seghetti, Tyler Trout, Sam Turner.
Newcastle: Merritt Crabtree, Wade Gordon.
Powell: Hayden Cragoe, Anthony Lujan, Garrett Lynch, Garrett Michael.
Riverton: Logan Hartbank, Austin Patterson.
Rocky Mountain: Joey Jewell.
Sheridan: Nick Gill, Justin Orum, Daniel Sessions.
Thermopolis: Kaden Haun.
Upton-Sundance: Lane Carter.
Wright: Kodiak French, Daniel Magana.

Big Piney: Garrett Formo.
: Mikky Heward, Travis Romsa.
Cheyenne Central: Damon Macleary, Grayson Sipe, Judd Stewart.
Cheyenne East: Shane Brooks, Clinton Jaure, Brett Schaeffer, Eric Williams.
Cheyenne South: Adam Haberkorn.
Cokeville: Cody Nate.
Douglas: Logan Barker, Garrett Boner, Austyn Matthews, Layne McGuire, Chance Miller.
Evanston: Cole Wilkinson.
Glenrock: Devon Parkinson.
Green River: Garrett Wilson.
Lingle: Wyatt Hageman.
Lusk: Hunter Dockery, Matthew VandeBossche.
Lyman: Landen Bradshaw, Tui Magalogo.
Mountain View: Brennan Walk, Trystin Walker.
Rock Springs: Nick Blume.
Southeast: Travis Jinks, Wyatt Somsen.
Star Valley: Bryan Burton, Sam Gertsch, Garrett Gregg.
Torrington: Caden Coffelt, Brett Spencer.
Wheatland: Critter Ruwart.


Josh Seghetti of Natrona County High School is the latest addition to the Shrine Bowl’s North squad.

Seghetti will replace Kris Adams of Gillette, the game’s executive director, John Cundall, said via email.

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


Big Piney’s Garrett Formo will replace Laramie’s Kyle Russell on the South Shrine Bowl roster, executive director John Cundall said via email.

Russell had been Laramie’s lone Shrine Bowl selection this year; Formo is the only player from Big Piney on the South roster.

The annual all-star football game will be at 7 p.m. June 14 in Casper.


Travis Jinks of Southeast will be a part of the Shrine Bowl’s South roster when the game is played June 14 in Casper.

Jinks replaces Cokeville’s Brock Teichert, Shrine Bowl Executive Director John Cundall said via email.

The annual all-star football game will kick off at 7 p.m.


Three new players will join the Shrine Bowl this summer, the game’s executive director, John Cundall, said via email.

Wade Gordon of Newcastle and Kodiak French of Wright will join the North team and Trystin Walker will join the South team for the annual all-star football game. They replace Dan Gochenour of Kelly Walsh, Seth Bennett of Meeteetse and Quade Palm of Hanna, respectively.

Cundall also said Michael Engling of Buffalo and Jenna Walker of Douglas will be the certified athletic trainers for the game.

The game is June 14 in Casper.