CHS graduates compete in Shriners game

CHS graduates compete in Shriners game

Two Carlinville High School graduates took part in the 39th Annual Illinois High School Shrine All-Star Football Game earlier this month.

Brendan Stewart, a 2012 graduate, set several records during his time at CHS and scored a touchdown in the game which was held on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University.

Stewart, the son of Jeff and Danette Stewart, was part of the West team, which ended up winning the contest, 28-14.

John Hammann, a 2000 CHS graduate, was an assistant coach for the West team. Hammann, the son of Ed and Beth Hammann, is now an assistant coach at Stockton High School.

Players from all across the state participated in the contest. Besides representatives from Carlinville, there were coaches and players from Auburn, Jacksonville, Jerseyville, Springfield and Williamsville.

The game was played at Tucci Stadium at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Festivities began July 13 with the Shriners hosting a mini clinic from 9-11 a.m. at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Suite 100.

Players arrived in Bloomington for the event July 9.

Next year is the 40th anniversary and we will be inviting as many former players and coaches back to the event held on July 12, 2014 in Bloomington.

About Shriners Hospitals
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palates are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment.