Plenty of Havre connections in the Shrine Game


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre High head coach Ryan Gatch walks the sidelines during a 2017 Class A football game at Blue Pony Stadium last September. The Blue Ponies start their season in less than a month, but this week, Gatch is coaching the East Team in the 72nd annual Montana East-West Shrine Game. Gatch is an assistant to Bozeman head coach Levi Wesche, who is a former Montana State University-Northern player and assistant coach. Former Havre High star Coda Tchida is also an assistant on East squad. The Shrine Game is slated for Saturday night at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls.

The Havre Blue Ponies didn't have a player selected to the 2018 Montana East-West Shrine Game, which is slated for Saturday night but Pony Pride is still a part of what is the longest running high school all-star game in the United States.

Both the East and West teams have been practicing all week for Saturday night's game at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls, and one of the coaches helping the East squad get ready for the big night is Havre High head coach Ryan Gatch.

Gatch is entering his third year as the Blue Ponies' head coach, after coming to Havre from a stint as head coach at Forsyt...

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