MERIDEN, N.H. -- The coaching staffs for New Hampshire and Vermont have announced the starting lineups for the 59th annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl.
Fair Haven’s Rob Coloutti will start at quarterback for the Green Mountain Boys. Doing the blocking will be linemen Steven Ladka and Joseph Johnson of Hartford, Rutland’s Mack Shea, Dylan Raymond of CVU and Fair Haven’s Parker Lamoureux. In the backfield will be Middlebury’s Marshall Hastings and Windsor’s Matt Rafus, while Kyle Kelly of Rutland, Fair Haven’s Levi Ellis and BFA tight end Ben Thieken will be Coloutti’s targets. Brattleboro receiver Soren Pelz-Walsh will also see time on the outside.
Under coach Mike Norman of Rutland, the 802 will be using a multiple I attack. New Hampshire signal caller Evan Bidgood will be directing a spread offense, which is why Vermont will be playing a 4-2 defense.
Hartford’s Owen Newton and Bobby Annis will start up front, along with North Country’s Cody Collins and Milton’s Jamie Holbrook. Hartford’s Robert Murray and Milton’s Jayson Collette will start at linebacker for Vermont, while the defensive backs will be Travis Wilson (Hartford), Alex Cross (MAU), Troy Bell (Hartford), Miles Latham (Hartford) and Tucker Stone (Hartford).
Stone, Hastings, Murray and Thieken are the captains for the 802.
The Shrine Bowl will be played tomorrow on Dartmouth College’s
The teams will hold light workouts today and then take part in a special awards dinner hosted by the Shriners of Vermont and New Hampshire in the evening.
In addition to football on Saturday, there will be a spectacular parade at noon through the streets of Hanover, featuring over 2,000 marchers. All proceeds from the Shrine Bowl will benefit the Shrine Hospitals for Children in Springfield, Mass., Montreal and the Shrine Burns Institute in Boston.
Tickets for the game are $8 in advance and $10 on game day. Reserved seat tickets are $20 and can be obtained from the Bowl Game office in Lebanon, N.H., at 603-448-1042. Tickets will go on sale Saturday at Memorial Field at 10 a.m.