Tuetken To Play In Shrine Game

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One hundred and six of the state’s best football players will participate in the 47th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on June 19 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University, including one of Hillsboro’s own.

Jace Tuetken will be suiting up at safety for the blue team just weeks after earning his diploma at HHS. A second-team all-conference wide receiver as well, Tuetken finished his career with seven interceptions and 61 tackles.

In addition to Tuetken, Southwestern guard Ashtin Sorgea and Roxana safety Braeden Wells will also play for the blue team.

Kickoff for the game, which is sponsored by the Illinois Coaches Association and Shriners of Illinois, will be at 11 a.m. in Bloomington, with pregame festivities starting at 10 a.m.

More information about scheduled events, along with rosters for both the Red and Blue teams, can be found at www.ilshrinegame.com.   Admission for this All Star Game is $10 and can be purchased at the gate.

The event raises money for Shriners Hospitals for Children and raised nearly $20,000 last year, despite not being able to have a game due to COVID-19.

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