Jun 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports WriterKickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dubois High School.
"The first of its kind" has a nice ring to it for Saturday's 6-man football game between the Nebraska and Wyoming All-Stars in Dubois.
The series began last summer in Arthur, Neb., with Wyoming staging a blazing 34-point comeback to edge the Cornhusker All-Stars 54-52.
This time the game will be played at substantially higher altitude in Dubois.
Wyoming's roster includes 17 players from Dubois, Little Snake River, Hulett, Kaycee, Ten Sleep and Hanna Elk Mountain.
Dubois has four players on the squad, with recent seniors Cody Flynn, Jesse Hawk, Kyle Tea and John Bartlett playing one more game on their home field.
State runner-up Little Snake River has the most players on the roster with five, including speedsters Manual Quinteros, Conner Lee and Grayson Lee. Frisco Erdahl of Ten Sleep is a familiar face in Fremont County athletics as well.
"It's a good-looking group," Dubois head coach and all-star mentor David Trembly said. "It is a joy to practice with these kids. It's a great group to work with."
Both Wyoming and Nebraska began practice at Dubois on Wednesday afternoon with two more practices scheduled Thursday and another pair on Friday before a final walk-through on Saturday morning.
"Both teams hanging out together," Trembly said. "It turned out to be awesome the kids are doing a good job and having a lot of fun."
Nebraska sports 18 players, with 13 of them over 6 feet or taller. The teams show a lot of speed in practice.
"They're all healthy boys," Trembly said. "Hopefully the elevation will help us out a little bit."
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Dubois.
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