Two Adams Central players and one Kenesaw players have been selected to play in 2013 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.
Rosters for the 55th annual all-star football game were announced Monday, and AC's Jesse Ackerman and Jake Fowler and Kenesaw's Tyler Schnitzler will be on the South squad under head coach Bill Carlin of Adams Central.
The game will be June 1 in Kearney at the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Foster Field.
"(Fowler and Ackerman) earned their way in," Carlin said. "They are very good ball players and had great careers. It's exciting to have another opportunity to go to the field with them. It'll be a fun time."
The three Tribland players also will be there with their head coaches, as Craig Schnitzler of Kenesaw is one of Carlin's assistant coaches. Carlin's assistant at Adams Central, Shawn Mulligan, also is an assistant for the South team.
This is the first year of the Shrine Bowl in Kearney and just the third time it has not been played at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. After the first Shrine Bowl was played at Rosenblatt Field in Omaha, it moved to Lincoln and was at Memorial Stadium every year but one — when it was at Seacrest Field because of construction at the Huskers' stadium.
There is a new NCAA rule that prohibits the game from being where the Huskers play their games.
Shrine Bowl Rosters
Jesse Ackerman, Adams Central; Josh Banderas, Lincoln Southwest; Chad Bertagni, Omaha Gross; Mitch Collicott, McCook; Joe Contreras, Omaha Burke; Cory Curfman, Omaha Westside; Zach Decker, Beatrice; Jake Fowler, Adams Central; Turner Gaines, Omaha Burke; Jackson Gannon, Kearney; Tra-Deon Hollins, Omaha Central; Ryan Huff, Ralston; Alex Hunt, Aurora; Na-Jee Jackson, Lincoln Southeast; RJ Jones, Omaha Central; Harrison Jordan, Omaha Westside; Spencer Lewis, Papillion-La Vista; Alex Lowe, Kearney Catholic; Travis Maddux, Plattsmouth; Ryan McKeever, Omaha Skutt; Luke McNitt, Kearney; Terrill Murray, Norris; Mark Nellis, Millard West; Zac Oslica, Bellevue West; Jon Pynes, Lincoln Pius X; Vinny Ross, Perkins County; Tyler Schnitzler, Kenesaw; Ehren Schwarz, Aurora; Bryce Sheard, Papillion-La Vista; Bryce Sosnowski, Millard South; David Squires, Kearney Catholic; Colton Steer, Crete; Zach Stovall, Bellevue East; Devin Washington, Lincoln Southeast; Quentin Williams, Millard South.
Head coach — Bill Carlin, Adams Central. Assistants — Craig Schnitzler, Kenesaw; Dave Colling, Kearney Catholic; Brett Froendt, Omaha Westside; Shawn Mulligan, Adams Central; David Leader, Lincoln Southeast.
Isaac Aakre, Millard North; Nathan Bazata, Howells-Dodge; Jordan Bellar, Norfolk Catholic; Kyle Bonk, Columbus Scotus; Beau Bremer, Boone Central/NG; Lee Carhart, Omaha Creighton Prep; Jacob Cornelius, Grand Island; Devin Hernandez-Cronk, Ord; Nick DeLuca, Millard North; Luke Drazic, Elkhorn South; Erik Evans, Waverly; Cal Griencewic, Elkhorn South; Aaron Hanlin, Pierce; Tyler Kavan, Wahoo; Eddie Key, Lincoln North Star; Connor Ketter, Norfolk Catholic; Marquis Kirklin, Lincoln High; Matt Klein, Scottsbluff; Zach Martin, Omaha North; Tanner Mazour, Boone Central/NG; Nate Meier, Pierce; Colin Mertlik, Blair; Max Miriovsky, Aquinas; Maurice Moore, Lincoln North Star; Jesse O'Dell, Elkhorn; Trent Osnes, Valentine; Nate Rogers, South Sioux City; Casey Sayles, Omaha North; Riley Shoemaker, Grand Island Central Catholic; Sam Stoltenberg, Creighton Prep; Landon Stouffer, Aquinas; Nathan Thege, Columbus Lakeview; Brandon Wallman, Lincoln Northeast; Luke Worden, Scottsbluff; Luke Wright, North Platte.
Head coach — Mike Johnson, Waverly. Assistants — Chris Nizzi, Creighton Prep; Joe Benson, Scottsbluff; Steve Gubbels, Arlington; John Bacus, Elkhorn; Seth Styskal, Waverly.