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Montana East-West Shrine Game: What you need to know

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 19, 2018

GREAT FALLS — The 72nd annual Montana East-West Shrine Game kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls.

Bozeman head coach Levi Wesche will lead the East Team, which holds a 39-32 all-time advantage in the series. The East won the 2017 Shrine Game 38-24 behind a four-touchdown performance from Billings Senior quarterback Nate Dick. Dick was named the MVP of last year’s game.

Helena Capital coach Kyle Mihelish will lead the West Team into Saturday’s game. Full updated rosters are below.

The game will be broadcast by the Montana Television Network on CBS afffiliates across Montana — KTVQ in Billings, KBZK in Bozeman, KXLF in Butte, KRTV in Great Falls, KXLH in Helena, KPAX in Missoula and KAJ in Kalispell. The game will also be streamed online at both www.MontanaSports.com and on the Montana Sports app.

72nd annual Montana East-West Shrine Game

7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Great Falls

East Roster

Head coach: Levi Wesche, Bozeman.

Assistant coaches: Mason Wahl, Bozeman; Ryan Gatch, Havre; Coda Tchida, Great Falls High; Mike White, Shelby; Jay Fredrickson, Cascade.

QB — Tylan Croy, Huntley Project; Garrison Rothwell, Great Falls CMR.

RB — Riley Linder, Scobey; Alec Lovegren, Sidney; Ben Voss, Billings Central.

WR — Zack Dinardi, Miles City; Colton Eliason, Billings Senior; James Gilham, Browning; Ben LaBeau, Billings Senior; Keagan Stroop, Belt;

TE — Jake Olsen, Great Falls CMR; Treyton Pickering, Sunburst; Layne Swigart, Sidney.

OL — Gerrit Bloemendall, Great Falls CMR; KC Buday, Great Falls CMR; Branson Frost, Billings Skyview; Hayes Meged, Miles City; Niklas Nordstog, Billings Skyview; Max Peters, Sidney; Dalton Roscoe, Belgrade.

DL — Justin Brown, Miles City; Trey Copeland, Huntley Project; BJ Hatcher, Laurel; Jayden Holley, Glendive; Bruce Spang, Billings Skyview.

LB — Brandon Cooper, Bozeman; Tyler Buckingham, Billings West; Zachary Newman, Calgary; Trace Simonson, Malta; Sawyer Thorgerson, Sidney; Griffen Lee, Fairfield.

DB — Micah Ans, Billings Senior; Kevin Boes, Great Falls High; Caleb Knoche, Forsyth; Dalton Macy, Billings Skyview; Latrell McCutcheon, Bozeman; Damien Nelson, Great Falls CMR; Jeremiah Paine, Westby-Grenora; Si Ryan, Billings West.

West Roster

Head coach: Kyle Mihelish, Helena Capital.

Assistant coaches: Ryan Fetherston, Helena Capital; Bryce Carver, Hamilton; Kelly Houle, Columbia Falls; Dan Lacey, Whitehall; Mike Cutler, Drummond-Philipsburg.

QB — Austin Green, Columbia Falls; Kaleb Winterburn, Helena High.

RB — Bridger Bauder, Hamilton; Nate Brunett, Jefferson; Seth Schneider, Helena Capital.

WR — Wyatt Alexander, Whitehall; Tyler Chouinard, Hamilton; Conor McCarvel, Helena Capital; Alex Gavlak, Stevensville; David Koppang, Missoula Loyola.

TE — Braden Smith, Whitehall; Haden Smith, Polson.

OL — Hayden Falkner, Columbia Falls; Dawson Hoerauf, Whitehall; Kayden Howser, Whitehall; Greyson Mandic, Butte High; Joe McElroy, Missoula Loyola; Conor Quick, Helena Capital; Daniel Stefanyk, Calgary; Corbin Walker, Butte; Hunter Wellcome, Kalispell Flathead; Trevor Welnel, Helena Capital

DL — Clay Allison, Dillon; Hunter Hartwick, Butte Central; Justin Jenks, Helena Capital; Michael Lee, Kalispell Flathead; Karson Wheat, Deer Lodge; Ryan Wilcox, Missoula Big Sky.

LB — Colton Grange, Drummond-Philipsburg; Ryan Moodry, Butte Central; Brandon Morley, Missoula Sentinel; Conner Nash, Helena High; Brent Tezak, Dillon.

DB — Hayden Guisti, Jefferson; Ty Hoppie, Frenchtown; Gabe Kirkley, Dillon; Kadin Lahti, Missoula Big Sky; Mark Northey, Helena Capital; Ty Peterson, Butte; Ben Windauer, Columbia Falls.

Specialist — Levi Janacaro, Missoula Big Sky.