Everyone Wins When the Highland Park Buddy Bowl Kicks Off

Brayden Schager has taken his quarterbacking skills to Hawaii, but his Highlander Stadium legacy, and that of his sister, Brielle, grows with each Buddy Bowl touchdown scored.

The latest HP Buddy Bowl incarnation kicked off on May 21, with everyone’s favorite coach, Randy Allen, presiding over the coin toss.

The game started six years ago when Brayden was in eighth grade and Brielle in sixth. Brielle, who just wrapped up her junior year, still helps run the show.

The Schager siblings initially envisioned pairing football players with special athletes for a “little” game in a park but, as hpbuddybowl.com tells it, soon discovered that Park Cities neighbors do nothing small.

The annual contest draws hundreds of fans plus cheerleaders and business sponsors to create a gameday atmosphere with Scots game announcer Jim Castellaw calling the action as such special athletes as Davis Graddy tuck the ball and run for touchdowns.

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