Shrine Bowl rosters named

Chad Frey
Little River's Jayden Garrison (10) is one of two area football players invited to the 2021 Kansas Shrine Bowl game in Hutchinson.

The Kansas Shrine Bowl Board of Directors recently announced the East and West teams for the 2021Kansas Shrine Bowl.

Two area players — Carter Brown from Inman and Jayden Garrison from Little River  —  have been invited to participate on the West team for the 48th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl scheduled for 7 p.m. June 26 at Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson

The 2021 Head Coaches, as selected by votes from the 2020 coaching staff, trainers, managers, and camp directors, are DeSoto s Brian King for the East and Norton’s Lucas Melvin, leading the West.

 "There are so many great players out here in the West,” said West Head Coach Lucas Melvin.“I feel like we have tremendous talent at every position. I don’t think they’re just talented players, but great young men and I’m excited to get to work with them.”

Players are selected each year by a combination of media votes and selections from the Kansas Shrine Bowl Coaching Staff. Players must be nominated by their high school coach or athletic director. The players selected to the 2021 KansasShrine Bowl join the just over 3,000 players who have participated in the annual event since 1974.

“We are very excited about the great group of young men selected for this year’s game,” said B.J. Harris, ExecutiveDirector of the Kansas Shrine Bowl. “These players and coaches now have an incredible opportunity ahead of them, one that is sure to have a lasting impact in their life.”

Players from school of all sizes were selected.

"This is a very talented group of kids,” said East Head Coach Brian King. “ Getting the roster down to thirty-six was tough,there are a lot of special players out there. I’m impressed by this group and I’m excited to get to work with them.”

 The Assistant coaches for the East team are 6A Assistant, Steve Rampy (Lawrence); 5A Assistant, Anthony Orrick (BlueValley Southwest); 4A Assistant, Rod Stallbaumer (Basehor-Linwood); 3A Assistant, Brooks Barta (Holton); 2A Assistant,Andrew Gantenbein (Osage City), 1A Assistant, Chirs Schmidt (Olpe). The East coaching staff had a combined record of57-16 in 2020, including a State Champion with Olpe.Assistant coaches for the West team are 6A Assistant, Randall Zimmerman (Junction City); 5A Assistant, Mike Vernon(Hutchinson); 4A Assistant, Jon Wiemers (Arkansas City); 3A Assistant, Troy Black (Wichita Collegiate); 2A Assistant, ZachBaird (Hoisington); 1A Assistant, Jeff Hennick (Oakley). The West Coaching staff had a combined 59-20 record in 2020,with three State Runner-Up finishes.

Inman's Carter Brown (20)  is one of two area football players invited to the 2021 Kansas Shrine Bowl game in Hutchinson.

2021 Kansas Shrine Bowl East Squad

Name; School; Class; HT; WT

Tanner Barcus; Parsons; 3A; 5'10"; 180

Jordan Barnard; Olpe High School; 1A; 6'1"; 200

Malik Benson; Lansing; 4A; 6'1"; 170

Danny Carroll; St. Thomas Aquinas; 5A; 6'2"; 260

Leo Clennan; Blue Valley Northwest; 6A; 6'4"; 215

Max Close; Shawnee Mission South; 6A; 6'4"; 225;

Tristen Everard; Blue Valley Southwest; 5A; 6'1" ;165

Ma'rrell Fountain; Olathe East; 6A; 5'9"; 190

Denver Gardner; Spring Hilll 5Al 6'2"l 275

Tyler Geretyl Nemaha Centrall 2Al 6'0"l 175

Jacob Hartmanl Mill Valleyl 5Al 6'1"l 175

Austin Holthausl Centralial 1Al 6'0"l 245l

Darell Jonesl Field Kindleyl 4Al 6'0"l 175

Canon Karn Holton; 3A; 6'0"; 205

Miles Kitselman; Lyndon; 1A; 6'5"; 260

Ethan Kremer; Mill Valley; 5A; 6'1"; 275

Branden Martin; Tonganoxie; 4A; 6'1"; 200

Jackson Miller; De Soto; 5A; 6'0"; 185

Mack Moeller; Bishop Miege; 4A; 6'3"; 200

Cole Mondi; Lawrence; 6A; 5'11"; 200

Caleb Murillo; Columbus; 3A; 6'2"; 295

Clayton Power; Blue Valley; 6A; 6'2"; 303

Desmond Purnell; Hayden Catholic; 3A; 6'1"; 210

Bo Reeves; Rossville; 2A; 6'4"; 205

Ethan Reynolds; Gardner Edgerton; 6A; 5'9"; 155

Hayden Robb; Perry-Lecompton; 3A; 5'10"; 230

Drew Schmelzle; Sabetha; 3A; 6'5"; 210

Andrew Schwinn; Maur Hill - Mount Academy; 2A; 5'11"; 200

Carter Stanchfield; Paola; 4A; 6'3"; 255

Isaac Stanto;n Basehor-Linwood; 4A; 6'1"; 185

Kolby Talbot; Axtell; 8 Man-II; 6'0"; 225

Dane Whalen; Osage City; 2A; 5'10"; 250

LaJames White; St. James Academy; 4A; 5'8"; 186

Dee Wideman Girard; 3A; 6'2"; 245

Cameron Wise; West Franklin; 2A; 6'5"; 230

Luke Zegunis; Olathe West; 6A; 6'0"; 255

2021 Kansas Shrine Bowl West Squad

Ethan Abell; Oakley; 1A; 5'10"; 180

Nic Allen; Riley County; 3A; 6'0"; 180

Shadryon Blanka; St. Francis; 8 Man-II; 6'2"; 205

Julius Bolden; Wichita Northwest; 5A; 5'11"; 195

Noah Bolticoff; Rose Hill; 4A; 6'5"; 285

Carter Brown; Inman; 1A; 6'0"; 180

Tanner Cash; Clearwater; 3A; 6'2"; 215

Spencer Davidson; Minneapolis; 2A; 6'2"; 220

Trevor Erickson; Chapman; 3A; 6'2"; 185

Kenny Fehrman; Wellington; 4A; 6'3"; 270

Jayden Garrison; Little River; 8 Man-I; 6'2"; 170

Doug Grider Halstead; 3A; 6'2"; 236

Holt Hanzlick; Hoisington; 2A; 6'0"; 205

Gaven Haselhorst; Hays; 5A; 6'1"; 230

Christien Hawks; Norton Community; 2A; 6'5"; 260

Jack Hawver; Hutchinson; 5A; 6'0"; 202

Nick Herrman; Wichita Collegiate; 3A; 6'0" 245

Damian Ilalio; Manhattan; 6A; 6'2"; 270

Jake Johnson; Maize South; 5A; 6'1"; 190

Wetu Kalomo; Wichita Northwest; 5A; 6'0"; 180

Koy Kenny; Ulysses; 4A; 6'1"; 217

Andrew Khoury; Junction City; 6A; 6'1"; 200

Isaiah Maikori; Andover; 5A; 6'1"; 180

Trey Nuzum; Garden City; 6A; 6'3"; 290

Harlan Obioha; Hoxie; 8 Man-I; 6'10"; 315

Oz Perez; Holcomb; 3A; 6'2"; 290

Ben Purvis; Bishop Carroll Catholic; 5A; 6'3"; 285

Jacob Rees; Andover Central; 4A; 5'10"; 182

Darby Roper; Haven; 2A; 5'11"; 170

Josh Sanders; Maize; 5A; 5'7"; 180

Maximus Shannon; Arkansas City; 4A; 5'11"; 285

Jake Shope; Goddard; 5A; 6'1"; 185

Ty Sides; Phillipsburg; 2A; 5'9"; 160

Ethan Stuhlsatz; Kapaun Mt. Carmel; 5A; 6'4"; 205

Lem Wash; Derby; 6A; 5'11"; 210

Cayden Winter; Andale; 3A; 6'1"; 235