Hornets News · Caldwell to Represent Hornets in Kansas Shrine Bowl


Tony Caldwell’s decorated athletic career at Valley Center will feature one final act. Caldwell will take the gridiron as a member of the West Squad to represent the Hornets in the 47th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl Game at Hummer Sport’s Complex in Topeka on July 18th, 2020. Kick off is slated for 7 pm.

Though injured for a portion of his senior season, Caldwell still amassed 37 tackles, 4 for loss yardage, 1 sack, recovered 2 fumbles, caused a fumble and intercepted a pass. Caldwell, an interior defensive linemen, was named second team all league by coaches and recognized as an honorable mention all state player by several media outlets. Caldwell was also recognized as an all-league football player as a junior, was a state runner up wrestler as a sophomore and junior, and a state champion wrestler as a senior.

Caldwell is 1 of 14 Hornets selected to play in the Shrine Bowl dating back to 1995 and the 5th consecutive Hornet dating back to 2016.

1995- Chad Pearson

1996- Ben Anderson & Luke Reeves

1997- Brandon Clark & Andy Guhr

1999- Josh Truman

2000- Blake Pearson

2001- Chad Wilmott

2007- Drew Johnson

2016- Chase Crawford

2017- Jay Shank

2018- Dalton Cross

2019- Larry Wilson

2020 – Tony Caldwell