East beats West in Shrine Bowl, Barksdale Jr. named MVP

HAYS (KSNT) – For just the second time in the 42-year history of the Kansas Shrine Bowl, the East Squad shutout the West Squad 21-0 in Hays on Saturday night.

The scoring started early for the East, former Shawnee Heights Thunderbird Tony Barksdale Jr had a 10-yard rushing touchdown midway through the first quarter to make it 7-0 East.

Then in the second quarter, Barksdale Jr. caught a screen pass from Topeka High quarterback Alec Beatty and went 52-yards for another touchdown. The East led 14-0 at halftime.

Beatty completed seven of his nine passes for 84 yards and one touchdown.

The East added another score in the 3rd quarter, and cruised to a 21-0 victory.

Following the win, Barksdale Jr., who also threw a 68-yard halfback pass, was named the East’s Most Valuable Player.

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