Rosters are out for the 2014 Iowa Shrine Bowl All Star Football Game. The players are selected by a process of nomination by coaches, balloting by state-wide sports media professionals, and official invitation from a representative of the Iowa Shrine Bowl. There are 46 graduating High School Seniors selected for each Squad by the coaching staffs. This year’s game is set to kickoff at 4pm on Saturday July 26th at the UNI Dome.
Named to the North squad were Jesse Henrichs of Central Lyon George Little Rock, Brandon Snyder of West Lyon, Andrew Van Ginkel of Boyden Hull Rock Valley, Ethan Fenchel of Western Christian, Tommy Bomgaars of Sioux Center and Jon Zubrod of South O’Brien.
In 2013 Henrichs put up 1,098 yards of total offense rushing and receiving scoring 15 touchdowns and averaging 7.9 yards every time he touched the ball.
Snyder had 1,489 yards of total offense rushing and passing scoring 24 touchdowns and averaging 13.1 yards per play. On defense he picked off 5 passes and returned 2 for touchdowns. He also connected on 3-of-3 field goal attempts with a long of 51 yards.
Van Ginkel put up 2,879 total yards passing and rushing scoring 32 touchdowns averaging a combined 10.8 yards or a first down each time he touched the ball on offense. On defense Van Ginkel picked off 6 passes.
Fenchel caught 33 passes for 585 yards and 7 touchdowns averaging 17.9 per catch with a long of 90 yards. He added 319 yards on 21 carries for 5 more scores averaging 15.2 yards per carry.
Bomgaars had 97 tackles from his linebacker spot. 69 were solos including 15 for a loss. 28 were assists. He added 3 sacks on the season as well.
Zubrod recorded 103 tackles including 74 solos and 12 of those for a loss. He also added 29 assists with 12 sacks and 2 more sack assists on the year.
The division line for the North and South basically is Highway 30 as it crosses the State, East to West, with the western extension from Denison to Onawa.
Head coach of the North squad will be Toby Lorenzen of Central Lyon George Little Rock. Lorenzen has put together a 149-58 career record with 14 playoff appearances including 5 in State Championship Games. He will be assisted by Travis Schipper from Cherokee.
The Iowa Shrine All-Star game is an event that extends the maximum visibility to the Shiner’s great philanthropy. That effort now includes 18 orthopedic hospitals, 3 burn centers, and 1 center that treats all types of needs in North America.
To date, the Iowa Shrine Bowl has raised over $2,268,000 for The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.