WEBSTER CITY - Boone Myers' days of representing the Webster City football program aren't over just yet.
And, really, this was a no-brainer.
Myers - a 6-foot-5, 255-pound tight end/defensive tackle - has been selected to play in the 2013 Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Classic, it was announced earlier this week. He follows in the footsteps of former Lynx defensive back Jonny Davis, who was on the field for the Shrine Bowl in 2012.
DFJ photo by Troy Banning
Webster City senior tight end Boone Myers (89) gets stopped in the open field after making a catch against Ballard in Huxley last fall. Myers, a future Iowa Hawkeye, learned earlier this week that he has been selected to play in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday, July 27, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.
Davis went on to Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., where he is a member of the football team. Myers will head to Iowa City in the fall as a preferred walk-on with the University of Iowa football program.
"It's a good way to finish your high school career and just like with Jonny it will be a good way to kick off going to football camp at Iowa," WCHS head football coach Bob Howard said. "I knew (the Shrine Bowl coaches) were real high on (Myers) ... I thought it was a pretty obvious pick."
Myers will be a member of the North Squad, which will be coached by Mike Dirksen of Mason City Newman. The South Squad will be led by West Des Moines Dowling head coach Tom Wilson.
A total of 46 players were selected for each squad. The selections were made from nominations received from high school coaches across the state.
The 41st annual Shine Bowl will be held on Saturday, July 27 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.
Myers will be joined by plenty of familiar faces on the North Squad. Five other players from the North Central Conference - Brandon Johnson of Eagle Grove, Alex Mericle of Fort Dodge St. Edmond, Bryan Larson of Humboldt, Max Gangestad of Clarion-Goldfield and Bryson Hamilton of Clear Lake - were also selected.
Myers, a projected offensive lineman for the Hawkeyes, is expected to play tight end in the Shrine Bowl. Howard said his versatility to play on either side of the ball made him an obvious choice.
Myers was a three-time Class 3A all-district player for Webster City, and last fall he earned Iowa Newspaper Association third-team all-state honors at tight end after catching 18 passes for 231 yards and five touchdowns.