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County players help North to big win in Shrine Bowl
Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Fremont County football players Jesse Hawk, Cody Flynn and T.J. Galey played a significant role in the North's defense Saturday night in a 34-6 victory over the South in the annual Shrine Bowl all-start football game in Casper.
Lane Savage created holes for the North running backs from his offensive line position.
The game features the top senior players in the state of Wyoming.
Galey and Savage graduated from Riverton High School.
Flynn and Hawk were standout players for Dubois High School in 6-man football. DHS won its first 6-man title last fall in Laramie.
Dubois coach David Trembly was a member of the coaching staff for the North.
"The defense was really outstanding," Trembly said. "The talent that we were fortunate to have coming with the speed was a huge piece. The game plan that was put together worked well. It was a lot of fun to watch that defense come together."
Flynn was a defensive tackle for the North. Hawk and Galey were linebackers.
"All of them did a great job," Trembly said. "They flew around to the ball and took care of business. It was really exciting to watch that defense work."
Savage took care of all the long snapping duties for the North team.
Savage played offensive guard and tackle on the line.
Trembly said Savage was the main blocker on the opening touchdown for the North.
"Lane had a great game," Trembly said.
In the first half, the North had four turnovers.
"We got them settled down," Trembly said. "They came out in the second half and did an outstanding job. We were just able to walk away with it."
After taking a 6-0 lead into the halftime, the North scored 15 points in the third quarter to break it open.
The only score from the South came early in the fourth quarter when the game was in hand.
"It was great to be able to work with the best kids in the state and coach another football game," Trembly said.
Casper Natrona's Brecken Biggs was named the offensive Most Valuable Player. He was 16-of-21 for 275 yards passing. He threw for four touchdowns.
Biggs rushed for 78 yards on the ground.
Colin Eisenman from Sheridan was named the defensive MVP for the North.
He had a fumble recovery and returned it for a touchdown.
North 34, South 6
NORTH 6 0 15 7 -- 34
SOUTH 0 0 0 6 -- 6