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Abu-Bekr honors Shrine Game football players

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Siouxland players chosen for the Iowa Shrine football game were honored on Tuesday. Siouxland players chosen for the Iowa Shrine football game were honored on Tuesday.

Only the top high school football seniors in Iowa are chosen to play in the Shrine All-Star Football Classic. The players from Northwest Iowa were honored on Tuesday.

The Abu-Bekr Shrine Temple in Sioux City provided dinner for the players, coaches, parents and cheerleaders.

This year's contest will be played in the UNI-Dome after 12 years at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

It's a great honor to be chosen to compete. The Iowa Shrine Bowl has raised over $2-million for The Shriner's Hospitals for Children.

"We get to go to the hospital when we are down there," said Hinton senior Austin Anfinson. "Just being in the hospital and getting to work with kids, that will be fulfilling for me. I like to be with kids and help out."

"I'm proud that I was selected and I take great honor in it," said Sheldon senior Chris Balster." It looks good on your transcript, and it's a great honor. People will look at that and it will help me down the road."

The 41st annual Iowa Shrine game will be played Saturday July 27th in Cedar Falls.

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