Shrine grid game roster announced
“There were just so many good players nominated,” New Hampshire head coach Dave Jackson said after New Hampshire’s 36-player roster for this summer’s 61st Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was released Thursday. “You read through the bios and they’re all high-character kids. It was especially tough to say no to some of the Division I kids.”
This year’s game will be played Aug. 2 at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field (5:30 p.m.). The event features all-star football players from Vermont and New Hampshire, and raises money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, Mass., and Montreal; and the Shrine Burns Institute in Boston.
Training camp will begin July 26. Both teams will practice at Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt.
Jackson said New Hampshire will run a no-huddle, spread offense in this year’s game. He said the strength of the team is at the skill positions.
New Hampshire won last year’s game 43-0 and leads the series 45-13-2. New Hampshire has won the last 13 games.
“We’ll practice everybody on both sides of the ball — at least for the first few days — and then we hope to play them just one way,” Jackson said. “We’re all excited to coach in this game.”
Dwight Alford (Bow), Cody Aylward (Campbell), Jack Athanas (Gilford), Alec Boucher (Winnacunnet), Shawn Cavallaro (Hanover), Joe Chimelski (Nashua North), David Crichton (Windham), Dean Dustin (Pembroke), Trent Fortune Jr. (Bedford), Marc Gaudet (Concord), Jake Geppert (St. Thomas), Patrick Glynn (Portsmouth), Ryan Head (Merrimack Valley), Colin Healy (Merrimack), Jared Kuehl (Plymouth), Kai Kleyensteuber (Stevens), Trevor Knight (Nashua South), Peter Lalime (Exeter), Manny Latimore (Pinkerton), Joseph LeClerc (Epping/Newmarket), Matt Madden (Pinkerton), Cole Martin (Merrimack Valley), Christian McKenna (Campbell), Chris Medeiros (Pelham), Hayden Middleton (St. Thomas), Alex Parenteau (Keene), Drake Parker (Gilford), Donald Pellerin (Stevens), Donovan Phanor (Portsmouth), Drew Prescott (Souhegan), Kyle Reisert (Plymouth), Seimou Smith (Concord), Tristen Theroux (Trinity), Jacob Valinski (Epping/Newmarket), Dakota Van Tassell (Winnisquam), Eric Waddington (Dover).