The North squad left little doubt as to the place the facility lies in Wyoming High School soccer after the Shrine Bowl on Saturday in a 37-3 rout over the South, and Park County athletes left an indelible impression on the end result.
Former Cody Broncs Jonny Williams, Daniel Gorman, Chaz Cowie and Drew Trotter ended up making performs all around the subject within the forty ninth annual All-Star recreation.
Powell’s Toran Graham capped off a strong highschool athletic profession with a dominant efficiency, and Meeteetse’s Dace Bennett made his preliminary transition to 11-man from 6-man soccer as he heads north to swimsuit up for Montana Western.
Trotter helped set the tone for the North offense within the opening quarter at huge receiver with a pair of massive grabs that helped set the North up on the 1-yard line of the South, the place its preliminary drive stalled on a giant purpose line stand.
That ended up being one of many few highlights for the South.
A protracted catch and run by Cowie on the North’s second possession helped arrange a fourth and quick it transformed which finally led to a landing to go up 7-0.
After a North interception, Trotter snagged a rocket from quarterback Sadler Smith of Jackson, reversed subject and broke tackles for a 14-yard acquire and a primary down to assist preserve the drive alive.
Trotter then hauled in a one-handed seize early within the second quarter for his fourth catch of the sport and almost completed the play off within the endzone after a powerful run and dive to the purpose line.
“I was just having a good time, doing what my coaches asked me to do and just going wherever I was asked,” Trotter mentioned. “Going into an All-Star game I was expecting it to be a close game and I was hoping it would be a close game. Those are more fun and more of a high-risk, high-reward type of thing.”
The North had little bother punching it in for its second landing after Trotter’s catch to go up 14-0 within the second quarter.
Cowie secured the particular groups stick and sort out on the kick off, and after one other overwhelming defensive stand, he helped the offense with a 9-yard pickup to the South 15 which led to a different rating to place the North up 21-0.
After the South transformed on a pretend punt, Gorman darted into the backfield for a 2-yard tackle-for loss, and adopted that up with a sack on third and 6 to pressure a punt.
Gorman was named Defensive Player of the Game after the smoke cleared.
“I didn’t really think I earned MVP,” Gorman mentioned. “There were other guys that were just as deserving, like Toran Graham, but I am very honored and very grateful, especially since it’s for such a great cause..”
Trotter added one other 14-yard catch and run with time winding down within the first half.
“It’s hard for offensive lineman to get recognition, but Jonny Williams played a great game on the line,” Trotter mentioned. “We just marched up and down the field on (the South) thanks to them.”
Trotter was on tempo for a Bowl document within the first half with 5 catches for 80 yards.
Gorman and the remainder of the protection held the South to only 18-first half yards, and minus 9 yards on the bottom.
“I just kept focused on what coach (Shawn) Allred would tell me to do and kept working,” Gorman mentioned. “Plus it was very nice to just play defense. You get tired playing both ways.”
After the North protection stymied the South on its opening possession of the second half, Smith discovered Bennett on a crossing route that resulted in a 20-yard acquire after a face masks penalty on the sort out.
On the South’s subsequent possession, Gorman was in on one other massive defensive cease, this time a turnover-on-downs after a failed fourth and one try.
That led to a 37-yard landing move and catch from the North to make it 27-0 early within the third.
The South received on the board within the third with a subject purpose, however the North answered with one other massive defensive cease and landing, plus added a subject purpose within the fourth to make it 37-3 for a bit of revenge after final 12 months’s 34-32 loss to the South.
“But this game is not about us, going to the Shriners Hospital was the real treat,” Gorman mentioned. “Going there really humbles you and makes you think that we are only football players, it’s not the biggest thing in the world.”
Both groups visited Shriners Hospital, Salt Lake final Monday and noticed firsthand the place the funds go which can be generated from the sport, serving to youngsters with quite a lot of medical circumstances get the specialised care they want no matter their means to pay.
“It was awesome to go to the hospital and see the reason we are doing all of this,” Trotter mentioned. “To see those kids and their living conditions and see how they have adapted to get the most out of life. Every single one of those kids is happy and smiling and just wanting to have a good time.”