Nevis’ Luke DeWulf was one of 46 players in the state’s seven classes to be selected to play for the North squad in the 2019 Minnesota Football Showcase game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 7.
DeWulf was the only 9-man player chosen for the North squad and will play outside linebacker. Among the other area players selected to the North squad are Bemidji defensive tackle Chase Smith, Detroit Lakes linebacker Gabe Hanninen, Staples-Motley linebacker Cade Schmidt, Pillager running back Tucker Peterson, Barnesville defensive tackle Connor Morse and Barnesville wide receiver Hunter Zenzen. Willmar’s Jon Konold will serve as the North’s head coach with Mahnomen-Waubun’s Paul Clark and Barnesville’s Phil Trowbridge serving as two of the assistant coaches.
The 47th annual All-Star game is sponsored by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) and the Minnesota Vikings and will kick off at 1 p.m. The game will showcase the top senior football players in the state. The South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars 33-12 in last year’s game. The first Minnesota All-Star Football Game was played in 1945 and has been an annual series since 1974. The previous 57 All-Star games have showcased more than 4,600 players and 489 coaches.
The North team will practice on Dec. 4-6 at Concordia University-St. Paul. Admission to the game is $18 for adults and $8 for ages 6-17 (kids 5 and under are free) with the proceeds benefiting the MFCA and the Tackle Cancer Campaign.