Loewen picked for 2001 Shrine Bowl game

Jeremy Loewen became the third Hillsboro Trojan in three years to be selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl all-star football game.

The 2001 game will be played July 28 at Kansas State’s Wagner Field in Manhattan.

As a senior, Loewen was picked for the MCAA first team on offense and defense.

As tailback, he ran for 1,088 yards on 82 carries for an average of almost six yards per rush. He scored 14 touchdowns for the Trojans, who finished 7-3.

Loewen’s best offensive game came against Ellinwood Sept. 22, when he rushed for 211 yards on 42 carries and scored all four Trojan touchdowns in a 24-8 win.

He also was a consistent performer in the Trojan’s defensive backfield.

Players to the Shrine Bowl are selected by mail ballots from more than 40 media professionals from across the state. Only 68 players are chosen.

Chad Duerksen was the first Trojan picked for the honor and played in the 1999 game in Wichita. This past summer, Tyson Ratzlaff played in the 2000 game in Topeka.

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