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Four football players, two cheerleaders from Dallas County selected for Shrine Bowl

Clint Cole - DCN Tate Jensen (left) and Rachael Selover (right) were presented with their Shrine Bowl selections by Shrine Bowl representative Benny Gaffney (middle)Buy Photo
Clint Cole - DCN Tate Jensen (left) and Rachael Selover (right) were presented with their Shrine Bowl selections by Shrine Bowl representative Benny Gaffney (middle)
Submitted • DCN Spencer Benton, pictured with his father, Mike Benton (left), coach Eric Trudo (right) and Shrine Bowl representative Michael Hanna.
Submitted • DCN Spencer Benton, pictured with his father, Mike Benton (left), coach Eric Trudo (right) and Shrine Bowl representative Michael Hanna.

Four Dallas County football players and two cheerleaders have been selected for the Shrine Bowl, which takes place in July in Cedar Falls. Tate Jensen from Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School, Andrew Kramer from Dallas Center-Grimes High School, Spencer Benton from Van Meter High School and Ross Reynolds from Waukee high school were selected to play in the football game while Rachaek Selover from A-D-M and Terra Tague from Woodward-Granger were selected as cheerleaders.

Jensen was active on both sides of the ball last season as he had 850 receiving yards and six touchdowns on offense and 57 tackles and three interceptions on defense as the Tigers finished 4-6.

Kramer finished last season with 1,391 passing yards with 17 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions while also running for 603 yards and 14 touchdowns, helping the Mustangs to a 9-2 record on the season.

Benton had 89 tackles, two recovered fumbles and one interception as the Bulldogs finished last season with a 12-1 record, losing to St. Edmond, Fort Dodge in the semifinals of the state tournament at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls on Nov. 16, 2013.

Reynolds finished last season with seven tackles, one solo sack, one sack assist, one interception and one fumble recovery as the Warriors finished with a 10-2 record.

The Shrine Bowl helps to raise money for The Shriners Hospitals for Children and has raised over $2,268,000 to date through ticket sales, advertising in the Shrine Bowl Program, merchandise sales, contributions and sponsorships according to www.iowashrinebowl.org.

“The players are selected by a process of nomination by coaches, balloting by state-wide sports media professionals, and official invitation from a representative of the Iowa Shrine Bowl,” according to the Shrine Bowl’s website.

The Shrine Bowl game will be played on July 26 at 4 p.m. at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. There will also be a parade that morning at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street in Cedar Falls.

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