KEARNEY, Neb. — There’s no place like Nebraska.”

That was obvious Saturday afternoon as the 62nd Shrine Bowl was played in front of a large crowd on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

It was the first football game played in the nation since March, when the coronavirus first took over.

The Shrine Bowl features graduated high seniors from Nebraska competing in a North vs. South game with 45 players on each roster.

All 90 players were screened for COVID-19 with everyone passing.

Later Saturday afternoon, Terre Haute, Indiana hosted their own all-star game while Kansas will host their own version of the Shrine Bowl next Saturday.

The game in Nebraska was originally scheduled for June 6 but was pushed back five weeks when Gov. Pete Ricketts gave the green light to allow all contact sports to resume starting July 1.

All fans in attendance wore masks with every other row filled in the stadium.

The South came away with the 30-6 victory.

Attendance for the game was 2,475 fans.

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