Brian Van Horn at Jerome Berg Field

Mayville State University President Dr. Brian Van Horn holds an MSU Comets football T-shirt at Jerome Berg Field in Mayville Tuesday. The university is hosting the North Dakota Shrine Bowl games June 18 for the first time.

Brian Van Horn expects packed stands around Jerome Berg Field on June 18.

The Mayville State University president said his campus is ready and anxious to host the 2022 Shrine Bowl, which pits some of the best senior football players in the western half of North Dakota against top seniors from the East and western Minnesota.

Van Horn, who just finished his fourth academic year at the institution after arriving in Mayville from Kentucky, said the all-star football games will be a massive draw to Traill County and Mayville State University.

The games begin with the 11-man charity game at 4 p.m., followed by the 9-man squads taking the field at 7 p.m.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for Traill County, obviously, but the entire region and state, included,” Van Horn said.

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