Shrine Bowl South team prepares for Saturday’s showcase

Published: Jun. 9, 2022 at 12:24 AM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The best of the best high school football players in Wyoming have descended upon the Oil City for the 2022 Wyoming Shrine Bowl this weekend. It will be the 49th edition of the Cowboy State’s premier all-star high school football game.

“This is like stuff kids dream of from when they’re just tiny,” said Kade Preuit, a member of the South squad from Wheatland. Preuit’s high school teammates Jake Hicks and Ora Burton will join him in fulfilling childhood dreams on Saturday.

The game will feature the cream of the crop of graduated high school seniors from football teams across the state. The teams will be split up between the North and the South, and proceeds from the game will raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“It’s an honor being able to play in this game with some of the best around the state,” said East’s Kaleb Romero, who will represent the South squad. Four other former Cheyenne high school football players will represent the South, too.

East’s Cade Pugh and Gavyn Aumiller, South’s Braeden Hughes and Central’s Eli Castillo will try to bring home another victory for the South. Last year, the South team claimed a victory for the first time since 2012.

“I’m probably looking forward to competing one last time as a high school football player and with kids that are just as good as me and better than me, so it’s a humbling experience,” said Douglas’ Rylan Wehr, another member of the South squad. “But it’s really fun.”

Kyle Logar, Keltan Ewing and Jacob Russell will join Wehr on the football field Saturday from Douglas. They’ll also have Jay Rhoades, Douglas’ head coach, to look to on the sidelines as an assistant coach.

Laramie’s Talon Luckie and Jackson Devine will sport jerseys for the South. Torrington also will have a trio of former Blazers representing in the game with Chase Miller, Deagan Keith and Beau Bivens.

The game will kick off at 2 p.m. at Natrona County High School on Saturday.

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