The annual Montana East-West Shrine Game is one of the oldest running high school football all-star games in this country. And this coming July, the game will certainly have a Hi-Line flare to it.
Four area athletes we
re recently named to the Shrine Game’s East roster for 2012, including a pair of Havre Blue Ponies and a pair of Chinook Sugarbeeters. Several more area football players were named as alternates.
The East team, which will be coached by Billings Senior’s Mark Sulser will include Havre High standouts Casey Schaub and Joey DeVries. Schaub is a rare pick because he was actually nominated for two different positions. He was selected to the official roster as an inside linebacker, a position he’s earned Class A All-State honors at for two straight seasons. But he was also named to the East as an alternate at fullback. This past season, Schaub rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as part of a dynamic Havre High offense.
Joining Schaub on the East squad will be fellow Blue Pony senior Joey DeVries. The two-time all-state offensive lineman will play center for the East all stars in this summer’s game.
For the second straight season, Chinook will have two players competing in the Shrine Game. Benjamin Stroh, a three-time Class C All-State selection was named an inside linebacker for the East team, while Chinook senior Jorrell Jones will play in the game on the offensive line. Together, Stroh and Jones were part of the 2010 Class C state championship team, and they helped lead the Beeters to an undefeated regular season, a Northern C championship and a trip to the Class C semifinals this past fall.
Harlem’s Branden Hammond was named an alternate to the East team at defensive end, while Chester-J-I’s Adam Fitzpatrick was selected as an alternate at defensive tackle.
The 66th Annual East-West Shrine Game will be played July 21 at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls.
66th East-West Shrine Game
July 21 at Memorial Stadium, Great Falls
Collin Allen, WR, Fairfield; Jace Anderson, S, Malta; Pat Barnett, DL, Billings West; Chad Barrett, OLB, Fairfield; Austin Boucher, DL, Laurel; Ryan Burke, WR, Billings Central; Clay Compton, RB, Billings West; Tyler Craig, DL, C.M. Russell High; Joey DeVries, C, Havre; Brady Gustafson, QB, Billings West; Jon Hagstrom, OLB, Billings Senior; Bo Harris, G, Fairfield; Tyrel Hess, C, Miles City; Grady Holt-Seavy, T, Billings Central; Cole Jelinek, OLB, Denton; Jorrell Jones, G, Chinook; Cooper Kouwenhoven, CB, Billings Senior; Dylan Kramer, OLB, Laurel; Clint LaRowe, T, Miles City; Russell Morin, TE, C.M. Russell High; Dan Morris, S, C.M. Russell High; Robert Naleweja, CB, Miles City; Chad Newell, RB, Billings Senior; Hakan Nordrum, DE, Billings Skyview; Jade Olson, RB, Malta; Tyson Patterson, ILB, Great Falls High; Jeremy Price, FB, Billings Skyview; Casey Schaub, ILB, Havre; Kendall Schaules, DE, Huntley Project; Shyke Smalls, ST, Great Falls High; Ben Stroh, ILB, Chinook; Ben Sulser, QB, Billings Senior; Joe Tinsley, T, Great Falls High; Jayc Van Zee, WR, Billings West; Kodee Varner, S, Baker; Shane Walk, G, Billings Skyview; Cy Williams, ST, White Sulphur Springs; Landon Willyerd, CB, Livingston.
Pat Barnett, T, Billings West; Jordan Brusio, DE, Billings West; John Daubert, CB, Billings Senior; Kyle Duchame, DL, Baker; Zach Dunn, RB, Joliet; Adam Fitzpatrick, DL, Chester-Joplin-Inverness; Keith Forkin, OLB, White Sulphur Springs; James Franz, OLB, Wibaux; Zach Frey, G, Billings Central; Braedon Greathouse, WR, Livingston; Branden Hammond, DE, Harlem; Matt Heldinger, FB, Laurel; Robert Hubka, FB, Great Falls High; Colten Johnston, ILB, Miles City; Brandon Ler, DE, Savage; Gage McGann, G, Billings West; Cooper Merrill, DE, Miles City; Mack Momberg, QB, Heart Butte; Jared Ness, ILB, Billings Senior; Rob Nyby, QB, Plentywood; Eric Rydquist, TE, Billings West; Trevan Sparboe, C, Billings Senior; Trevor Tracy, TE, Sidney; Derek White, C, Billings Central; Dylan Woodhall, ST, Stanford/Geyser.
Head coach: Mark Sulser, Billings Senior.
Austin Barth, OLB, Columbia Falls; Alec Bray, WR, Missoula Sentinel; Clay Brozovich, OLB, Butte High; Nate Caldwell, RB, Helena High; Josiah Clairmont, G, Polson; Joe Coker, ILB, Helena Capital; Vince DiGiallonardo, QB, Polson; Cody Dopps, RB, Bigfork; Dillon Ecord, ILB, Helena Capital; Dillon Fraley, DE, Bigfork; Anthony Gugliuzza, ST, Glacier; Luke Haliburthon, DL, Glacier; Beau Hanson, S, Butte High; Caleb Harris, DE, Glacier; Zach Kasperick, S, Butte Central; Caleb Kidder, G, Helena Capital; Wes Knox, CB, Dillon; Zeke Koslosky, ILB, Dillon; Matt Kottwitz, C, Bozeman; J.T. Linder, QB, Dillon; Josh Lords, WR, Stevensville; Tyler Lott, S, Twin Bridges; Paul McClurg, OLB, Polson; Johnny Mederios, G, Missoula Loyola; Matt Michelotti, CB, Helena Capital; Dan Morstein, C, Dillon; Zach Peevey, ST, Missoula Hellgate; Cody Pierson, CB, Twin Bridges; Darius Poole, RB, Drummond; Nick Reilly, G, Flathead; George Sherwood, WR, Flathead; Dylan Simac, WR, Helena High; Jake Simkins, T, Butte Central; Maximillian Smith, DL, Whitefish; Gage Vasquez, WR, Whitefish; Chase Vestre, T, Helena High; Ben Weyer, T, Bozeman; Chase Williams, CB, Helena High; A.J. Wilson, OLB, Helena Capital; Sawyer Zimmerman, DL, Libby.
Jake Arledge, S, Missoula Hellgate; Brice Burton, FB, Helena Capital; Austin Cantrell, DL, Bigfork; Cody Carriger, DE, Butte High; Dennis Casagranda, ILB, Butte High; Connor Coleman, DE, Bigfork; Kyle Cox, OLB, Dillon; Tyler Gavlak, OLB, Stevensville; Collin Hoefner, RB, Townsend; James Hogan, C, Helena Capital; Jack Humphreys, CB, Ronan; Matt Iavicoli, ILB, Glacier; Dylan Kautz, TE, Helena High; Riley King, QB, Missoula Sentinel; Slatyon Long, TE, Helena Capital; Scott Mundaniohl, OLB, Boulder; Tim Mundaniohl, WR, Boulder; Ty Murray, S, Hamilton; Travis Oakason, T, Flathead; Preston Pearson, DL, Helena Capital; Mike Reinelt, T, Superior; Eric Schmidt, FB, Missoua Big Sky; Kyle Shaw, RB, Butte High; Dilan Starkel, S, Dillon; Mack Sutherland, G, Glacier; Dylan Trevor, C, Helena High; Reno Ward, DL, Deer Lodge.
Head coach: Grady Bennett, Kalispell Glacier.