Decorah High School’s Dakota Johnson has been selected to play in this year’s esteemed Iowa Shrine Bowl lineup. Recognized as a formidable force on the field, Johnson was a First Team All-State, First Team All-District, and First Team Academic All-District running back for Decorah for the 2023 Season. He ran for 1358 yards, averaging 8 yards per carry, and scored an impressive 21 touchdowns. He also had 21.5 tackles on defense and one interception. 

In sync with the game’s honorable cause, Johnson will participate in fundraising efforts for Shriners Children’s Hospitals. Today, Shriners Children’s Hospitals offer care for a range of orthopedic issues and several other conditions. To date the Iowa Shrine Bowl has donated more than 3 million dollars to Shriners Hospitals. 

Johnson is raising money through game program sponsorships and other sponsorships during the game. Those who would like to sponsor him as a person or a business can email him at To be in the program, sponsorships were due by May 1. However, donations will continue to be accepted after that date. People can also donate directly to Shriners Children’s Hospitals by going online. 

The game will be played on Saturday, July 20 at 4 pm at the UNI-Dome. Johnson will be playing defensive back for the North Squad and has committed to play for Wartburg College in the fall. His parents are Darin Johnson and Heather Hollar.

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