Two of the Flint Hills Area’s best will be squaring off this summer in the 2012 Kansas Shrine Bowl in Emporia.
Rock Creek’s Logan Miner will represent the East team and Manhattan’s Deante Burton will play on the West team in the 39th annual game that will be played at Emporia State’s Welch Stadium on July 28.
Miner helped lead the Rock Creek Mustangs to a 9-4 record and the finished its season in the Class 3A sub-state round. He led a triple-headed running attack and was named All-State. Miner will be joined by his coach, as Rock Creek’s Mike Beam will be an assistant, and the team will have Mid-East League flavor with Rossville’s Steve Buhler as the head coach.
Burton was a leader for Manhattan on offense, defense and special teams, where he was the only player to score a touchdown in each facet of the game. Burton earned a scholarship to Kansas State, where he is currently committed as an athlete for football.