A member of the state champion O'Neill football squad has been selected to play in one of Nebraska's most prestigious all-star games.
On Wednesday, the Nebraska Shrine Bowl announced that Jason Hahlbeck will take part in the 59th Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl. This year's game is scheduled for June 3 at Kearney's Foster Field.
Hahlbeck was a member of the first Eagle football team to win the state championship in school history. From his defensive line spot, he recorded 109 total tackles, including 16 for a loss.
Since its inception in 1959, the Nebraska Shrine Bowl has been the premier high school athletic event with all proceeds going to the Shriners Hospitals. This football game features graduating high school seniors from around the state. The Nebraska Shrine Bowl has featured two Heisman Trophy winners and Outland Trophy winners in addition to many All-Americans.
The event has been held at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, except for a temporary move to Seacrest Field in Lincoln during construction on Memorial Stadium in 2004. Since 2013 Shrine Bowl has been played at the Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at University of Nebraska-Kearney’s Foster Field in Kearney.