BRIDGER VALLEY — Three tough football players from Bridger Valley will step on the gridiron tomorrow as teammates, not foes, as they don the brown and gold uniform of the 2017 Shrine Bowl South Team.
The three graduated from the Valley high schools this spring, but their toughness and ability on the field earned them the spot to play in a top football game for the state. No longer blue or purple, the three young men will be able to wear the colors of the state as they hit the field as members of the same team.
The three men include Preston Quinney, graduate of Lyman High School, and Blake Murray and Dane Covington, both graduates of Mountain View High School.
All three have taken their knocks, gotten back up and made their presences known on the field. Now as members of the South Team for the 2017 Shrine Bowl, they will be on the field for a major game of their football careers.
How were these three young men tapped? Head coaches from each of the high schools in Wyoming nominate senior football players to play in the Shrine Bowl. The coaching staffs of each Shrine Bowl team then selected the 36 players who have shown commitment, skill and talent on the field. Each team includes top players coming together throughout the respective portion of Wyoming – to form a team, to become one with students from 4A down to 1A-6 man teams.