Four players from the Southeast Kansas and Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee leagues were selected Dec. 20 to play in the 2011 Kansas Shrine Bowl.

Four players from the Southeast Kansas and Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee leagues were selected Dec. 20 to play in the 2011 Kansas Shrine Bowl.

Pittsburg quarterback Jordan Elliott, St. Mary’s Colgan lineman Daniel Humble, Chanute running back Eric Bowman and Parsons lineman D.J. Ball will play for the East squad in the 38th version of the Kansas high school football all-star game.

Elliott, in his first season behind center, made All-SEK first team signal caller, accounting for almost 1,500 yards of total offense with his arm (1,091 yards passing) and his legs (485 yards rushing).

Humble played a vital part on a Colgan offensive line that helped lead the way for close to 2,900 yards of total offense; on defense, Humble made over 50 tackles for a stingy Colgan defense.

The All-State lineman forced a fumble in the first Olpe comeback game that helped change momentum and blocked the punt that led to Colgan’s first touchdown in the Class 2-1A state championship game against Meade.

Bowman ran for 1,742 yards and scored 25 touchdowns for a prolific Chanute Blue Comet offense. He averaged 158.4 yards rushing per game this pas fall en route to being selected to All-SEK and All-State teams.

Ball made All-SEK first team for a 4-5 Parsons squad.

Hays will host the 2011 Shrine Bowl, coincidentally the site of the Class 2-1A championship game between Colgan and Meade; Pittsburg hosted in 2010.