(KSNT) – Eighteen Northeast Kansas seniors will play in the 2023 Shrine Bowl, Kansas’ all-star high school football game benefitting Shriners Children’s.

“This is an incredibly impressive group of young men,” B.J. Harris, Executive Director of the Kansas Shrine Bowl, said. “These players and coaches now have a wonderful opportunity ahead of them, one that is sure to have a lasting impact on their life.”

East team:

Landon BossOsage City
Jacob CarverRossville
Connor DetersNemaha Central
Isaac DetweilerAxtell
Ben EvansHayden Catholic
Jesse GreenlyAtchison
Cooper HajekNemaha Central
Josh HerrmannSabetha
Keller HurlaSt. Marys
Bricen LeeAtchison Community
Matt LierzHolton
Joe OttingHayden Catholic
Hayden OviattWamego
Tre RichardsonHighland Park
Ty WeberWashburn Rural

West team:

Eli BrunkInman
Ethan BurtonCouncil Grove
Garrett McCreathJunction City
Keenan SchartzManhattan
Jaxon VikanderManhattan

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 2023 Kansas Shrine Bowl join the just over 3,000 players who have participated in the annual event since 1974.

The 50th annual Shrine Bowl will be at Fort Hays State University, on Saturday, July 15th, at 7 p.m.