The players have been selected for the 60th Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl, which will take place on Sat., June 2 at the University of Nebraska-Kearney's Foster Field at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium. The head coaches in the game will be Bellevue West's Mike Huffman for the North and Aurora's Kyle Peterson for the South.
The Nebraska Shrine Bowl is Nebraska's prestigious all-star high school showcase, put on each year by the Nebraska Shriners. The net proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game has been going since 1958 with notable alums and current Husker coaches, Scott Frost and Barrett Ruud.
North Team: Moses Bryant, Elkhorn South; Brian Covarrubias, Grand Island; Darnel Davis, Omaha Burke; Joe Dolincheck, Bellevue East; Brandon Eastlack, Millard North; Dylan Egr, Wahoo; Colton Feist, Yutan; AJ Forbes, Bellevue West; Dylan Gentrup, Boone Central; Drake Gilliland, Mitchell; Coby Haas, Sidney; Riley Harms, Fremont; Trevor Havlovic, East Butler; Bergan Hofer, Fremont; Jonah Housh, North Star; Vernon Johnson, Omaha North; Kohlton Keezer, Grand Island; Bryson Krull, North Platte; Dylan Kucera, Fremont Bergan; Grant Kwapnioski, Elkhorn; Wyatt Liewer, O’Neill; Alex Lindsay, Pierce; Grant Matthies, Creighton Prep; Zion Perry, Lincoln High; Carson Pilkington, Elkhorn South; Kooper Reece, Valentine; Andrew Rheiner, Omaha Burke; Milton Sargbah, Omaha North; Ryan Schommer, Norfolk; DJ Stephen, Valentine; Jesse Sullivan, Boone Central; Marcus Vaughn-Jones, Creighton Prep; Nolan Viergutz, Columbus Lakeview; Jacob Wageman, Bennington; Evan Welsh, Wahoo Neumann
South Team: Dashawn Bates, Boys Town; Drew Bessey, Palmyra; Jaden Cover, Millard West; Tijah Davis, Boys Town; Connor Fee, Gretna; Jackson Gilbert, Bellevue East; Jackson Gordon, Omaha Skutt; Jalen Harris, Omaha Central; Hunter Hays, McCook; Spencer Hays, DC West; A.J. Johnson, West; Jacob Johnson, Fairbury; Joey Johnson, Gretna; Brett Kaiser, Kearney Catholic; Wyatt Kee, Gibbon; Masry Mapieu, York; Matt Masker, Kearney Catholic; Noah McCashland, Pius; Noah Meneses, Plattsmouth; Zack Muff, Crete; Nathan Murray, Kearney; Cal Narber, Aurora; Simon Otte, York; Dylan Plautz, Westside; Garrett Schardt, BDS; Zack Schlager, McCook; Caleb Schweigart, Westside; Bryce Stai, Norris; Isaiah Stalbird, Kearney; Dan Sunderman, Millard South; Bronson Titus, Holdrege; Adam Wasserman, Fairbury; Jonah Weyand, Crete; Gus Woeppel, Norris; Cole Young, Papillion South; **Caleb Marlatt, Elmwood-Murdock (unable to play- injury)
The game will feature a number of players slated to walk on with the Huskers next season including Moses Bryant, Colton Feist, Ryan Schommer, AJ Forbes, Matt Masker and Isaiah Stalbird.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.