Shrine Game celebrates 44th year

Published: May. 28, 2021 at 11:18 PM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, this favorite Memorial Day tradition is back.

The 44th Annual Shrine North-South All-Star Football game is a go at Twin Falls High School. The 8-man teams start at 3:30 p.m., while 11-man begins at 6 p.m.

Admission is $5 and net proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. Please also bring a canned food item to donate for the Shriners hospital when you arrive at the game(s).

The Shrine game gives area high school seniors one last hurrah before they embark on their post-secondary plans.

“I went to the one before COVID that year and it was cool to see those seniors when I was a sophomore play and it really motivated me to make the Shrine Game, make the All-Star game and get all-conference and stuff like that,” said University of Minnesota Morris signee and Jerome High School graduate, JW James. “It’s cool being with all these guys and your opponents and realize they’re not all bad guys you know.”

“It’s a typical all-star game, they’re just ready to play, some are going onto the next level so a few of them are trying to get the kinks out,” added Jerome head football coach and coach of the North, Sid Gambles.

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