Touchdown Man -
Cherokee senior running back Kyle Schuett (6) watches the action while waiting to return to the field with the offensive unit at the recent Iowa Shrine Bowl played at Jack Trice Stadium at Iowa State University. Schuett helped lead the North squad to an exciting 21-17 victory over the South squad by scoring North's first touchdown in the game. Photo contributed
The 2009 Shrine Bowl was played in Ames on Saturday, July 25. The North squad was victorious, 21-17. Cherokee's Kyle Schuett played offense in the 2nd and 4th quarters , scoring the North's first touchdown in the 4th quarter. Alta's Jake Syndergaard , the son of former Aurelian Melissa (Schwanz) Syndergaard, played defense in the 2nd & 4th quarters and both he and Schuett both played a great game.
The North came close to scoring on a few occasions. but just couldn't get into the end zone until the last quarter. The South scored their first touchdown within the first few minutes of the game., and also hit a field goal in the 1st quarter and held the lead at halt-time , 10-0. The North's defense came alive and kept the South scoreless in the 2nd & 3rd quarters, and Kyle Schuett started the scoring in the 4th quarter with a touchdown. The North scored again on a kick return to take the lead, 14-10. North's defense was fired up and stopped South on the 1 yard line for 3 downs before the South called a time-out and made it inyt the end zone on 4th down.
Cyclone defender -
Alta senior lineman Jake Syndergaard (45) celebrates with his North teammates on the sideline on their way to a 21-17 victory over the South squad in the annual Iowa Shrine Bowl Saturday at Iowa State University in Ames. Syndergaard played in the defensive line. Photo contributed
With only a few minutes left in the game, the North trailed 17-14, but the offense came through and scored again to make it 21-17. The defense then came in and stopped the South at mid-field to seal the victory.