Senior WR/DB Trev Hadachek has been selected to play in the 2013 Iowa Shrine Bowl this summer. The game has been moved from ISU's campus to the UNI Dome. Hadachek will suit up for the North side as they game features Iowa's top players north of Highway 30 versus the best south of Highway 30.
There are 46 graduating high school seniors selected for each Squad by the coaching staffs. The division line for the North and South basically is Highway 30 as it crosses the state, east to west, with the western extension from Denison to Onawa. All schools bordering Highway 30 have players on the South Squad, except for the Cedar Rapids schools where the players are on the North Squad. The exception is Cedar Rapids Prairie, which represents the South Squad. In 1986 the number of players was increased from 40 to 44 to permit participation of more small schools on the All-Star squads. In the 2002 game an additional kicker was added and in 2006 a punter was added for a total of 46. Each fall the Iowa High School coaches are requested to recommend a defensive and offensive player whom he feels will be a good representative of his school and community. He is not only a good athlete, but also one who is also academically successful, and active in school and community activities. In July the Iowa High School Coaches Association selects a Head Coach for each Squad. They in turn select five assistants so as to have one from Class 4-A, 3-A, 2-A, and 1A/A. and 8 person. The coaches select the players from the nominations submitted earlier by their coaches. Every effort is made to select players from across the State, with a representative balance in the number of players from each Shrine Center jurisdiction.
In addition to Hadachek, senior Josh Clark was nominated for defense and Brady Petersen was also nominated for the kicker position. This is the third consectutive year a Union football player has been selected. Last year standout running back Wesley Burnside played for the north team. In 2010 Union wide receiver Jared Wauters was selected as a captain for the north team and Coach Joe Hadachek was the defensive coordinator for the north side in a 24-0 victory. The first Union Knight to play in the Shrine Bowl was Jason Fowler who was a member of the 1993 team.
For more information on the July 27th event, visit the website at www.iowashrinebowl.org.