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The Shrine Game is back, and it's got area stars in it once again


Last updated 6/18/2021 at 8:16am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Jace Thompson leaps over defenders during a Class C playoff game last November in Fort Benton. Thompson is playing the 75th annual Shrine Game this Saturday in Billings.

The Montana East-West Shrine Game always features a Hi-Line standout or two. Last year however, that wasn't the case for Hi-Line football players, or gridders from anywhere else in the Treasure State for that matter. That's because COVID-19 just wouldn't make the Shrine Game possible.

That, however, was 2020. Now, in the summer of 2021, the Shrine Game is back, and as always local players and coaches will be a big part of the festivities in Billings.

The 2021 Montana East-West Shrine Game, which is the longest running all-star football game in the country, will take place Saturday n...

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