Trautwein leads Vt. at Shrine Bowl game
HANOVER, N.H. — The Granite State high school football players again this year showed their dominance over the all-stars from the Green Mountain State, winning the 61st annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl this past Saturday, 42-6.
The game, played at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., features teams of players who have recently graduated from high schools in each state. New Hampshire has won the past 14 games and holds the advantage in the series, 46-13-2.
The Vermont team featured several Middlebury and Otter Valley union high school players.
On offense, MUHS standout Jakob Trautwein played fullback and Sam Messenger played on the line.
Middlebury’s contribution to the defense included Joshua Stearns and Sam Usilton at linebacker, and Sam Smith in the backfield. Stearns was also the kicker.
Otter Valley’s Mike Winslow contributed at safety.
The Burlington Free Press reported that Trautwein led the Vermont team in rushing with 56 yards.
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