Two Bulldog athletes have been selected to play in the seventh annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic in June.
Seniors Travis Tyler and Cameron Tyler will play on the Red Team. Their high school coach, Zac Kliment, will assist head coach, Tom Allen. Mike Hassler, Wakefield, Adam James, Winnebago, Johnnie Ostermeyer, Crofton, and Corey Uldrich, Hartington-Newcastle will also serve as assistant coaches for the Red Team.
Rosters were announced last week by Mike Sunderman, president of the event’s board of directors.
“We are proud of the coaching staffs we have chosen for this game and are excited about the players the coaches have selected for their teams. This is a great event for Northeast Nebraska and for the sport of football” Sunderman said.
The football game will be played Saturday, June 8, at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.
“I am really looking forward to coaching some of the best football players, not only in Northeast Nebraska, but in the entire state. We have put together a tremendous roster and the coaches and I are really looking forward to putting this talent together and playing a competitive game this summer,” said Allen, who is the head coach at Crofton High School.
“We are very excited about the kids we were able to put together. We have a lot of very talented football players that can run and like to hit. We have a good complement of size and strength up front as well as some very athletic skill kids. It should allow us to be very diverse offensively and make us able to be very sound and quick to the ball defensively,” said Neligh-Oakdale football coach, Ron Beacom, who will serve as head coach of the White Team.
Beacom will be assisted by AJ Burki, Wisner-Pilger, Brendan Dittmer, Elkhorn Valley, Scott Morrison, Osmond, Dave Ridder, Guardian Angels Central Catholic, and Blake Wockenfuss, Norfolk High School.
This year’s football officials are Rich Rethwisch, referee (Wayne), Mark Reinke, umpire (Lincoln), Taylor Wyatt, head linesman (Lincoln), Lyle Ziems, line judge (Lincoln), and Joe Reinke, back judge (Lincoln).
The Red Team will also include area players, Mitchell Mackeprang of Bloomfield, Brad Tomasek of Crofton and Ghatlin Hegge of Wausa.
The White Team roster includes area athletes, Jake Lingenfelter of Plainview, Austin Rice of NO, Jacob Long, Clay Thiele and Tommie Peed of Clearwater/Orchard.