4A Football Championship

Natrona County's Chase Brachtenbach tackles Sheridan's Garrett Coon during the Wyoming State High School Class 4A Championship game on Nov. 10 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Rosters for the 2019 Shrine Bowl were released Monday, with Class 4A state champion Natrona County leading the way with five selections.

The annual game, which is limited to graduating seniors, will be played June 8 at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper.

Playing their final high school game on their home field for the Mustangs will be Jordan Bertagnole, Chase Brachtenbach, Tehl Campbell, Yahav Shraiber and Trevon Smith. Bertagnole, Brachtenbach and Smith were all Star-Tribune Super 25 selections, with Brachtenbach being named the Defensive Player of the Year.

Those five will suit up for the North squad, which has won six consecutive games in the series and holds a 24-18-3 all-time lead.

Joining them on the North team will be three players from Kelly Walsh — Super 25 selection Brock Spiegelberg, Davion McAdam and Connor Shopp — and three players from both 2A state champion Buffalo and 1A/11-man state champ Big Horn.

Representing the Bison will be Super 25 Offensive Player of the Year Luke Glassock, Super 25 selection Aaron Thiele and Cody Milmine. For the Rams, Kade VanDyken and Super 25 selections Seth Mullinax and Kade Eisele got the call.

Other Super 25 selections for the North are Greybull’s Zack Kiesel, Sheridan’s Parker Christensen and Upton-Sundance’s Tanner Hofland.

For the South, 3A state champion Star Valley will be represented by Will Johnson and Tanner Thompson and 1A/6-man state champ Farson by Clancy Gines.

Gines is one of four 6-man players named to the Shrine Bowl. He will be joined by South teammate Sam Schneider from Saratoga. Six-man representatives from the North are Burlington’s Dontae Garza and Meeteetse’s Kirwin Johnson.

Super 25 selections from the South are Cokeville's Bentley Johnson, Glenrock’s Tucker Bopp and Ian Arnold, Douglas’ Dax Read, Evanston’s Tyus Cornia, Torrington’s Josh Kingsley and Mountain View’s Colby Rees.

The South team will be coached by Big Piney’s Aaron Makelky while Buffalo’s Rob Hammond will coach the North squad.

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Sports Editor

Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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