Fulton coach Lower, 2 Sauk Valley-area players to take part in annual Shrine game

Amboy’s Blaine, Fulton’s Damhoff suiting up

Fulton's Baylen Damhoff cuts upfield against Morrison, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 in round one of the Class 1A football playoffs.

The 50th annual Illinois High School Shrine game takes place Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Tucci Stadium in Bloomington and will be televised live by Mediacom on channel MC22 with coverage beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Fulton football coach Patrick Lower is one of six coaches guiding the red team in a matchup featuring 92 of the state’s best football players. The all-star game raises money for Shriners Hospital for Children.

Amboy tight end Brennan Blaine and Fulton wide receiver Baylen Damhoff will suit up for the red team. Full rosters and more information can be found at ilshrinegame.com.

The game can be found on channel 22, 722 or 822 and will be replayed and streamed online.

Amboy’s Brennan Blaine dives into the end zone against Ridgewood for a TD during the I8FA championship Friday, Nov.17, 2023 at Monmouth College