The Alberta Bowl Senior All-Star South team has been selected following tryouts last weekend, and a Cochrane local will have a chance to display his talents.

Dylan Neis, Slotback Receiver for the Cochrane Cobras, said he has a long history in football.

"I've been playing for quite a while actually. I started, I'd say, probably eight years ago. I played minor the whole time. I've been playing high school for four years.”

The 18-year-old said he absolutely loves the sport and loves high school level football.

"It's been so much fun. Even my coaches said that I'll remember it for the rest of my live, for sure."

Neis said he chose his position because of his specific talents

"It's what I'm good at. I'm fast and I've had great coaches teaching me everything I need to know to catch and all that. It's just (that) I kind of fit perfectly there."

The tryouts were difficult, but a welcome challenge for Neis.

"The tryouts, they were good actually. They were obviously a lot of football after taking a break for a little bit, but once I got into the hang of it, then it was actually pretty smooth. Just like normal."

That being said, Neis was reminded that it wasn't a walk in the park and that tryouts were difficult.

"Yeah, a little bit. I was pretty sore, not going lie. Hands weren't quite what they used to be, but the next day was perfect. It was fine."

After finally hearing about his selection, Neis was excited.

"I'm super excited. I'll be hitting the gym and stuff, trying to get back into shape so I'm not sore or weak for the game but, yeah, I'm super excited just to get to know the guys and play some football."

Despite the difficult tryouts and not playing football for a whole, Neis didn't lose confidence.

"I mean, I don't want to say I was confident, but that's not true. I think you have to go in being confident no matter what, so you can be your best. But, I was nervous, but I thought I had a fairly good chance."

After the Bowl itself, Neis will continue with his football career in Calgary.

"I signed with the Dinos, so I'll be at their spring camp coming up in a few weeks here."

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