LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) The last four years for Garrett Snodgrass have been full of championships, hoisting trophies and hugs. Snodgrass' father, Glen, has shared the journey with his son at York High School.
Glen and Garrett Snodgrass conduct an interview ahead of the 2019 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. (Source: KOLN)
"It's pretty awesome knowing that he's always been there for me and it's been pretty fitting that he's coached me in my last high school game," Garrett said.
This weekend, at the Shrine Bowl, Glen will be calling the plays for the south team, making it the final time the two are on the same sideline.
"Saturday may be an emotional for me but at the same time, it's still gratifying knowing that I'm turning him over to such a great group in Lincoln," Glen said.
Garrett is part of the Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class. The move to Lincoln is an easy onefor a family of die-hard Husker fans.
Snodgrass won a football and basketball state title at York, while compiling multiple highlight worthy plays.
Saturday's game will be the final high school chapter for the father-son duo.
"Right after we won the state championship game he told me I had a scholarship to Nebraska because he found out that day and he ended up telling me and it just crazy, it was unreal," Garrett said.
"As I look back on his last four years in particular, I don't think that I could of scripted it any better to be able to coach him in a state championship game, put a gold medal around his neck and then tell him that he has a scholarship to Nebraska right there on the field," Glen said.
Next fall, the York native will be running out of the tunnel at Memorial Stadium, with a proud dad in the stands.