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Zoucha Set For Nebraska Shrine Bowl

Many of the best Nebraska high school football players from the senior class of 2009 will clash on Saturday, July 25, at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln during the annual Shrine Bowl.
The match-up will be broadcast live beginning at 6:30 p.m. on NET1 and in high-definition on NET-HD. Calling the action of the 51st Shrine Bowl game will be sportscasters Kevin Kugler and Adrian Fiala.
Albion will be represented in the 2009 edition by Kalvin Zoucha, a 2009 graduate of Boone Central High School. The versatile athlete caught 26 passes for the Cardinals in 2008 for 304 yards and three TDs. He was in on 60 tackles defensively, with three interceptions, and had a 35.6 yard average as a punter.
Zoucha will be a member of the North team, coached by Mark Brahmer of Class C1 state champion Pierce. Other players on the North roster familiar to local fans include Mid-State Conference competitors Robert Barry (Battle Creek), Eric Koehlmoos and Lee Krohn (Pierce) and Garrett Rockey (Norfolk Catholic), Josh Ryba and Taylor Suess (Boone Central 2008 foe Columbus Scotus) and Andrew Bauer (Elgin) and Josh Beckman (Pope John).
The North is spending this week in practice camp at Nebraska Wesleyan University. The South squad, coached by McCook’s Jeff Gross, is training at Doane College.
For the 51st year, the Shrine Bowl teams took a break from their schedules to visit the Chicago Shriners Hospital. The players met patients and learned about the great work done at 22 Shrine Hospitals across North America.
On Saturday, the Annual Shrine Bowl parade will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Havelock area of Lincoln. Tickets for the game that evening will be available at the gate.