For the third time (2002, 2006, 2010), Pittsburg hosted the Kansas Shrine Bowl, the 37-year-old state high school football all-star game; 68 players represented their high schools and played at Carnie Smith Stadium.

For the third time (2002, 2006, 2010), Pittsburg hosted the Kansas Shrine Bowl, the 37-year-old state high school football all-star game; 68 players represented their high schools and played at Carnie Smith Stadium.

The West defeated the East, 45-29, in the highest-scoring Shrine Bowl in history. Josh Smith, from Hutchinson, won the West MVP with 108 yards rushing and three touchdowns; Topeka’s Sam Johnson won the East MVP, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another score.

Several players from CNC and SEK schools played in the game: Troy Albright (Galena); Matt Bollig (Chanute); Tank Burns (Columbus); Brannon Green (Labette County); Reagan Kays (St. Mary’s Colgan); Keenan Soles (Pittsburg); and Matt Tyree (Riverton). Coaches Dan Grundy (Columbus) and Beau Sarwinski (Galena) were on the East coaching staff.