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:
|SOUTH||0||0||3||0 – 3|
|NORTH||7||14||13||3 – 37|
North: Sadler Smith 1 run (Jorey Anderson kick), 1:31
North: Cam Burkett 1 run (Anderson kick), 13:23
North: Carter McComb 9 pass from Ryan Baker (Anderson kick), 8:55
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
North: Anderson 25 FG, 9:16
Passing: Smith 9-15-0-105, Baker 8-14-0-87.
Rushing: Smith 17-54, Burkett 9-50, Amos Monterde 6-45, Ben Camino 8-36, Baker 5-19, McComb 4-14, Drew Trotter 1-1.
Receiving: Trotter 6-85, Cousineau 2-54, Chaz Cowie 2-19, McComb 2-17, Burkett 3-8, Monterde 1-5, Dace Bennett 1-4.
Passing: Beau Bivens 7-17-0-67, Brock Bider 6-14-1-56, Kade Preuit 2-2-0-49, Keltan Ewing 1-1-0-22, Isaac Schoenfeld 1-1-0-1.
Rushing: Bider 4-28, Schoenfeld 4-16, Chevy Fackrell 3-4, Cade Pugh 1-1, Ewing 5-(-1), Talon Luckie 1-(-6), Bivens 8-(-24).
Receiving: Rylan Wehr 3-50, Schoenfeld 4-44, Andrew Skorcz 3-25, Bider 1-31, Winston Green 2-11, Pugh 1-6, Dylan Taylor 1-5, Koye Gilbert 1-1.
A replay of the game is available here: