North team has ‘come a long way’ in Nebraska Shrine Bowl prep

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Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 10:51 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The North team for the 64th Nebraska Shrine Bowl continued practices at Horizon Middle School Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s all-star game at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium on UNK’s campus.

According to Grand Island Senior quarterback Kytan Fyfe, the team has made great strides in understanding their playbook and developing team chemistry.

“We’ve really came a long way since the first day,” Fyfe told Local4 Sports. “It’s all new. New chemistry. Have to just — it just takes repetition, really. Installing a whole offense, whole defense, a lot of different stuff that I haven’t done before, so just getting used to it. I’ve played a lot of these guys in high school and then to come out here and we’re all on the same team, it’s a pretty cool, neat experience.”

In general, the players selected have a deep understanding of what it means to be chosen for this game.

“I was excited just to be able to represent my school and it’s met about all my expectations for being here,” said Rowdy Truksa, a defensive lineman for Aquinas Catholic. “I’ve never been out to Kearney that much, but being able to be on campus and live with these guys is a really good experience for me.”

“It’s a really big honor,” Fyfe added “It’s a cool honor to be a part of this, so I’m just very appreciative of it.

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