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A-R's Odermann to play in Shrine Bowl

July 12, 2012
Charlie Sorrells - Sentinel Sports Editor , Fairmont Sentinel

ARMSTRONG - Pencil in another postseason accolade on Dakota Odermann's impressive prep football resume.

The 2012 Armstrong-Ringsted graduate will strap on his maroon-and-gold Mustang helmet one last time when he hits Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, July 21.

The two-time Iowa 8-Man all-state football selection will play for the North All-Star gridders against the South in this year's Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Classic.

"I'm anxious about getting back out there again and going against some of the best players in the state. It should also get me ready for camp later in August," Odermann said in reference to playing for Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., this fall.

The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Odermann will join Fairmont flanker Adam Schultz - who played for the Outstate team in the Minnesota All-Star football game on June 30 - as part of the Division II football program's talented group of incoming freshmen.

Odermann and the rest of the Shrine Bowl players were nominated by their coaches and voted on by the statewide sports media before receiving an official invitation from the Iowa Shrine Bowl committee.

All proceeds from the 40th Iowa Shrine Bowl will go to the Shriners Hospital for Children. To date, the game has raised more than $2 million for the nonprofit organization.

Odermann, a three-time Sentinel All-Area and two-time all-District 2 choice, helped guide the Mustangs to three consecutive state bids, including back-to-back 8-Man state championships in 2009 and 2010.

The hard-hitting Odermann produced 384 tackles, seven interceptions and seven fumble recoveries from his linebacker position during his outstanding three-year prep football career.


Throwing out the first pitch of the Minnesota summer baseball postseason.

Truman and St. James will play host to the first two days of the four-day Sub-District 'C' American Legion baseball tournament.

United South Central faces St. Clair at 6 p.m. today in Truman before Truman takes on Minnesota Lake at 8 p.m. tonight.

Meanwhile, Welcome/ Sherburn opens sub-district action against Blue Earth at 6 p.m. today in St. James, while St. James plays Lake Crystal at 8 p.m. tonight.

On Friday, the loser between USC and St. Clair takes on the loser between Truman and Minnesota Lake at 6 p.m. in Truman. The winners of today's two games in Truman follow with a scheduled 8 p.m. start.

The loser of the Welcome/Sherburn and Blue Earth game faces the loser between St. James and Lake Crystal at 6 p.m. Friday in St. James. The winner of today's two games in St. James are set to clash at 8 p.m. Friday.

The Sub-District 'C' tournament moves to St. James for all of its remaining games on Saturday and Sunday, with three of the six teams advancing to the 2nd District Tournament in Truman, starting Friday, July 20.



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