(Editor's note: Montana Western media release)
DILLON -- University of Montana Western head football coach Ryan Nourse announced the signings of three local student-athletes for the 2020 season.
The Bulldog football program picked up three standouts from Beaverhead County High School as part of their 2020 recruiting class: Peter Gibson, Preston Hales and Kyle Kidrick.
"It is always rewarding to get good players from BCHS to want to stay in Dillon and be Dawgs," Nourse said. "It really shows a lot of loyalty to the community and to Bulldog football, as Dillon and the Bulldog football program try to do so much for the kids growing up here in this awesome community. It's really humbling to myself and our staff when they want to stay home and become part of the Dawg family."
Peter keeps the football tradition alive in the Gibson family. Both his dad Travis and uncle Trent played on the gridiron for the Bulldogs. Peter is a running back and linebacker from Beaverhead County High School. He was the captain of the Beaver football team and was an all-conference and all-state selection at outside linebacker. He was also captain of the wrestling team where he was an all-conference selection. The multi-sport athlete won seven varsity letters in three sports and received numerous academic all-conference and all-state honors.
He is the son of Travis and Ryann Gibson and plans on majoring in health and human performance at Montana Western.
Preston is a 5-foot-11 center and defensive lineman. He received all-conference and all-state honors at center. During his senior season on the defensive side, he recorded 40 total tackles and two fumble recoveries. He also wrestled for the Beavers and received all-conference honors.
The academic all-state student is the son of Jon and Jolene Hales and plans on majoring in business at Montana Western.
Kyle is 6-0 offensive and defensive lineman. He recorded 35 tackles, forced two fumbles, two fumble recoveries and was named second-team all-conference. He also lettered in track.
He is the son of Klayton Kidrick and Peggy Sundquist and plans on majoring in physical education and health K-12 at Montana Western.