3 area players named to Vermont Shrine team


CASTLETON >> The stage is set for the 63rd annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl with the announcement of two Shrine teams representing the finest high school football talent of New Hampshire and Vermont.

The summer classic is scheduled to be played Saturday, Aug. 6, on Castleton University's Spartan Field, at 5:30 p.m.

Over 200 players from New Hampshire and Vermont, all graduating high school seniors, were nominated by their head coaches, and in each state "screening committees" chaired by the Shrine head coaches selected the two teams.

The Vermont Shrine team will be coached by Brian Grady of Fair Haven High School, Among the players on the 802's squad are Brattleboro's Aleks Harrison and Taylor King, and Zack Streeter of Bellows Falls.

The New Hampshire team will be coached by Justin Leonard of Epping High School. The Granite Staters will be the home team this year.

The two teams will meet with their respective coaches this Sunday in Lebanon at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to review game plans. Formal practice will begin on Sunday, July 31, for both teams at Castleton University.

The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is played for the benefit of the Shriners' Hospitals for Crippled and Burned Children, and in its first 61 years has raised nearly $5 million. The Bowl Game is one of 30 Shrine games played every year across the country.

Vermont players

Ryan Alexander, Fair Haven

Tyler Allen, Otter Valley

Kyle Apgar, Milton

William Baker, Burr and Burton

Colby Barrett, South Burlington

Nicholas Beauchamp, Middlebury

Colby Brochu, U-32

Jason Chrisman, Burlington

Tanner Cioffi, BFA-St. Albans

Lucas Czarnecki, Fair Haven

Marcel John Denis II, Otter Valley

Xavier Giddings, St. Johnsbury

Aleks Harrison, Brattleboro

Ian Kandzior, Milton

Andy Kenosh, Rutland

Taylor King, Brattleboro

Kienan Kittredge, CVU

Wyatt Laberge, Middlebury

Carson Leary, Otter Valley

Jimmy LoMuscio, Burr and Burton

Richard Lowrey, CVU

Dominic Mosca, Mount Mansfield

Matthew Mullin, Mt. Abraham

Dakota Navari, Colchester

Austin O'Gorman, Rutland

Trevor Peduto, Otter Valley

Justin Pero, Hartford

Cole Picard, Essex

Connor Plante, Burlington

Tanner Potter, Hartford

Sawyer Ryan, Middlebury

Dylan Shelvey, Mill River

Cam Slade, Rutland

Zack Streeter, Bellows Falls

Benjamin Tubbs, Springfield

Caleb White, Rutland


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