Two Jeffs football players have been given the opportunity to represent Fairbury on a larger scale, as they will be competing in the 60th annual Shrine Bowl, held in Kearney, Nebraska. Jacob Johnson ’18 and Adam Wasserman ’18 will both be representing Fairbury football on the South team on June 2nd.
The Nebraska Shrine Bowl is one of Nebraska’s most prestigious all-star high school senior football games. As a nonprofit organization, the Shrine Bowl has contributed over $2.5 million to Shriners Hospital for Children, a hospital system dedicated to providing advanced, specialized care to children under the age of 18 completely free of charge.
As Wasserman and Johnson can both agree, it is an honor to be selected to participate in the Shrine Bowl.
“It’s a pretty big honor to me, because the coaches can pick from any class and only have a limited number of spots,” Johnson said. “It’s cool they decided I was good enough to play.”
The Shrine Bowl has a long list of very successful alumni, including current Husker coaches Scott Frost and Barrett Ruud. Participating in this prestigious event is a memory that Johnson and Wasserman will always hold on to, wherever their football careers take them.
“I’m excited for the experience of getting to meet and make friends with some of the best players around the state and to be apart of a very traditional game.” Wasserman said.