KEARNEY – The North team ‘got physical’ Saturday in the 61st annual Shrine Bowl football game played at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Three members of the North defense are familiar names to those in Saunders County.
Caden Johnson of Bishop Neumann and Sam Kolterman and Jack Sutton of Wahoo were all part of a North defense that shut down the South all afternoon leading to a 32-10 win for the North squad, their largest margin of victory since 1962.
The North team limited the South team to just 34 yards rushing and 192 total yards while cruising to the big win.
The North team scored three first half touchdowns en route to an 18-10 halftime lead. The third touchdown came with just seven seconds remaining before halftime when Carter Terry (Northwest) connected on a 14-yard scoring play to Shane Dailey (Bellevue West).
The North’s first score came on a 5-yard run by Cooper Jewett (Elkhorn South). The score was set up when Sutton blocked a South punt, setting up the North offense with a short field.
The North added the only points in the second half on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Terry to Alex Rodgers (Omaha Roncalli) and on a 30-yard touchdown run from Jewett.
Johnson came away with two tackles including one behind the line of scrimmage.
Sutton and Kolterman also added tackles on the defensive side of the ball for the North team.