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Kameron Rauser gets early taste of the Digger-Dawg rivalry

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 12:48:40-04

BUTTE — This year’s Montana East-West Shrine Game is at historic Bob Green Field, home of the Montana Tech Orediggers.

A total of 18 players (10 from the West, eight from the East) plan on playing football this fall in the Oredigger uniform. It serves as a great opportunity to get game-like experience on their future field.

However, there’s one member of the West team that is looking forward to playing on what will soon be his rival’s field.

Townsend’s Kameron Rauser has been getting ready to join the Montana Western football team this fall and is taking his Shrine Game experience to get a feel for what it’ll be like come game day when the Bulldogs and Orediggers take the field. It will double as a chance for him to see 18 of his future rivals on the same field as him.

“I mean, I walked around campus and I’m like, ‘It’s pretty cool here, but I’m a Dawg for life,'” said Rauser. “You know, coming and stepping on the field … I don’t know, it’s kind of different. I’m ready to be back in Dillon working out with the guys, getting ready to come here and play Tech.”