Shrine Bowl is ‘unforgettable’ for Stubbe

Liam Stubbe breaks up a pass intended for South receiver Drew Rosonke of Norwalk in the first quarter of the Shrine Bowl on Saturday, July 21. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

CEDAR FALLS – One final chance to play high school football in the confines of the UNI-Dome is something that AGWSR’s Liam Stubbe couldn’t pass up.

Playing the Eight-Player game under coach James Koop for the Cougars, getting to play 11-Player among some of the state’s elite was quite the experience for the Northwestern College-bound defensive back.

“I can’t explain,” Stubbe said of the experience. “It’s been awesome. These 40-50 players on the North, I’ve made friendships for life. You create a bond with everyone. We didn’t win, but it was still probably the best football experience I’ve had. Playing in the Dome, man, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some people..."

The full story appears in the July 25 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.