The 29th Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic will be played at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Thornton Academy's Hill Stadium in Saco.

Local players include Fitzpatrick Award finalist Nolan Potter of Wells, Cole Hoffman and Connor Archibald of Kennebunk, and Nick Works and Michael Lunny of Sanford.

The West won last year’s game 55-18 in front of nearly 4,000 fans. The West leads the overall series against the East, 19-9.

This high school senior all-star football game is a Kora Shrine sponsored event where 100 percent of the net proceeds from the game are for the benefit of the 22 Shrine Hospitals for Children across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Game has been created to raise money and to help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care facilities available to children who desperately need this specialized care, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.

This East vs. West match-up brings over 150 student-athletes and coaches from all over the state together to help produce what is considered the premier high school sporting event held in Maine. All participants commit to a week long training camp where they make new friends and more importantly learn why we play the game… ”Strong Legs Run … So that Weak Legs May Walk.”

The student-athletes are high school seniors who have just graduated. They are nominated to play in this prestigious game by their coaches and selected by a committee from the Maine Athletics Association.

General admission tickets may be purchased on game day for $10 at Hill Stadium ticket booths. Tickets can also be purchased online at

If you know of a child Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call our toll-free patient referral line at 1-800-237-5055 (in the U.S.) or 1-800-361-7256 (in Canada).