South secures win at 65th annual Shrine Bowl

KEARNEY, Neb. (KLKN) – South beat North 17-7 in the 65th annual Shrine Bowl of Nebraska held at Cope Stadium at UNK’s Foster Field on Saturday.

The night began with some question marks as thunderstorms threatened the games start time.

Following a delay for weather, kick off was underway with North beginning the game on offense.

It didn’t take long for the fireworks to begin as North Plattes Kolton Tilford took the opening return to South’s 20 yard line before he was tackled.

On the very next play, Pierce’s Abram Scholting connected with Wayne High School’s Alex Phelps for an opening drive touchdown putting North up 7-0 to begin the game.

However, just as things were getting underway another delay hit. Pausing the game for a short time before action resumed.

After a 30 minute delay, the game continued as South looked to strike back down 7-0.

Scoring didn’t take long as Lincoln Southwest’s Cal Newell scored a rushing touchdown to tie the game up at 7.

The game remained tied going into halftime but once play resumed it was all South.

Aurora running back Carlos Collazo scored a rushing touchdown to put South up 14-7.

The team followed that up with a field goal by Lincoln Southeast’s Nate McCashland sealing the win for South 17-7.

South’s Cal Newell was named offensive player of the game and South’s Ayden Barnby was defensive player of the game.

More information about the Shrine Bowl can be found here.

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