2,475 fans watch Nebraska Shrine Bowl, the first high school football game since COVID-19

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The wait for high school football ended Saturday afternoon in Kearney, Nebraska as nearly 2,500 fans turned-out to watch the 62nd edition of the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. The South All-Stars won the contest 30-6, but the biggest news was that 90 players from around the state actually got to play a real live football game for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shutdown sports across America.

The big question now is what will happen in the next two weeks, since most believe the incubation period for the virus falls in that period of time.

Read: Which states have postponed the start of the 2020 high school football season

As for the game, below are highlights from the LIVE broadcast on netNebraska.com.

Small Player Big Play

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No More Fumbles

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