McPherson High’s Ty Hart will be a member of the West team in Saturday’s Kansas Shrine Bowl Football Game at Fort Hays State.
He is the second member of his family to play in the game, as his brother Jordan played in the 2012 contest. He has gone on to become a standout receiver for the Washburn Ichabods.
The 42nd edition will be played at 7 p.m. at Lewis Field. Cox Cable Channel 22 will be airing the game.
The West, which practiced Tuesday and Wednesday at Bethany College, has dominated the series 26-14-1 and was a 21-6 winner in last year’s game.
Hart, 6-3 and 220 pounds, was the AVCTL Division III Defensive Most Valuable Player last year from his linebacking spot and also had some big games offensively after he moved into the backfield. The Bullpups were 7-3 in coach Tom Young’s final year and won a ninth straight league championship while also making the playoffs for a ninth straight year.
Hart’s selection was the eighth in the last eight years for the Bullpups. Other previous selections were Tanner Hawkinson, Zach Peterson, Joel Piper, Christian Ulsaker, Jordan Hart, Collin French and Garrett Larson.
The West team should have an explosive offense as its running game could be frightening. Head coach Scott Moshier of Meade has no less than three running backs who are game-breakers, including Andale’s Hunter Knoblauch, Hutchinson’s Blaik Middleton and Trinity Academy’s Tyler Burns.
Bethany College signee Dalton Goodwin of Abilene also is a member of the West team.