Montana East-West Shrine Game rosters posted

Five Laurel and three Park City stand-outs selected to play in the 74th annual game
Thursday, December 31, 2020

The rosters for the 74th Annual Montana East-West Shrine Game have been announced. The game will be played June 19th in Billings, Mont. The Montana Shrine Game is the premier all-star game in Montana and has a long history of distinguished players and coaches. It is also the one of the oldest high school all-star football games in America. Every year since 1947, Montana high schools’ finest players are selected to compete in a game to raise money and to help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care available at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Spokane, Washington. Expert care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. In recent years, the Montana game is the top Shrine Game in the nation for hospital donations. In the last ten years this game has raised nearly $1,000,000. Forty of Montana’s finest are selected to compete on each team and two players from Calgary will join them, one for the East and one for the West. 2020 was the only year a game was not played since its inception. Those players selected for the 2020 game who did not get to play, will be recognized in the 2021 game this summer.

The East Team will be coached by John Fitzgerald of Red Lodge. Coach Fitzgerald is a Columbus, Montana native and played for the Grizzlies as a member of their 2001 National championship team. John played in the 1997 shrine game and started his coaching career in 2002 in Cut Bank. He’s currently head coach of the Red Lodge Rams (2004-2013 and 2017- 2020) leading his team to a semi-final finish in 2019. This is Fitzgerald’s first opportunity to head coach in the shrine game after assisting in 2012.

Heading the West Team will be Dane Oliver of Missoula Sentinel. Coach Oliver is a Monmouth, Oregon native who played wide receiver for the 2001 National championship Grizzly team. Dane started his coaching career as assistant at Seeley-Swan for 2 years and 4 years assistant at Missoula Sentinel. Oliver has been the head coach for Sentinel the past 9 years, leading them this year to the first Sentinel State AA championship in 48 years, outscoring opponents 452-69. This will be Dane’s second time coaching the shrine game, first as head coach.

These players were nominated by their schools and coaches across the state, and finally selected as the “best of the best” to participate in the 74th Montana Shrine Game. They join an elite fraternity of players, many of whom have gone on to distinguished collegiate and professional careers.


East Roster (name, position, school)

(name, position, school)

Eli Aby, S, Laurel

Junior Bergen, CB, Billings Senior

Jaquawhaan Booth, DL, Billings Central

Kolter Bouma, C, Fairfield

Ben Britton, WR, St. Marys (Calgary)

Paul Brott, DE, Billings West

John Brown, G, Bozeman

Jackson Burkley, WR, Billings Senior

Jesse Chapqeske, T, Miles City

Neil Daily, OLB, Billings West

Ethan Deroche, DL, Great Falls High

Kellen Detrick, DE, Havre

Derek Damjanovich, OLB, Billings Central

Kenneth Eden IV, DE, Bozeman

Kaimen Evans, S, Belt

Luke Fedyk, DE, Bozeman

Jadyn Hoff, G, Billings West

Carson Hunter, QB, Miles City

Jay Jetmore, RB, Red Lodge

Corby Mann, T, Red Lodge

Johnnie McClusky, S, Billings Senior

Sloan McPherson, TE, Savage

Jaymen Medlock, RB, Billings West

Gavin Mills, WR, Fairfield

Pierce Mortenson, G, Malta

James Och, ILB, Laurel

Connor Murray, S, Fairfield

Mayson Phipps, DL, Glasgow

Brock Ping, RB, Billings Central

Elijah Reynolds, TE, Red Lodge

Camren Spencer, C, Bozeman

Brody Skogen, DL, Sidney

Brooks Talbot, ILB, Bozeman

Jace Thompson, OLB, Fort Benton

Levi Torgerson, CB, Great Falls High

William Ullery, CB, Fort Benton

Connor Ulshak, T, Laurel

Jayden Venable, WR, Miles City

Jack Waddell, WR, Laurel

Riley Waters, OLB, Sidney

Marcus Wittman, QB, Billings Central


East Alternates

Andrew Altschwager, DL, Great Falls

CMR Jackson Appley, G, Shelby

Jackson Appley, G, Shelby

Colter Bales, DE, Laurel

Rylin Burns, OLB, Colstrip

Alex Casas, OLB, Belgrade

Camden Casper, SP, Billings Central

Hunter Dare, OLB, Huntley Project

Landon Farr, ILB, Lewistown

Jaxson Franklin, WR, Sidney

Payton Gonser, S, Great Falls High

Sam Jacobsen, CB, Billings Senior

Aiden Jenkins, S, Shields Valley

Tucker Johnstone, ILB, Park City

Ben Kessler, G, Park City

Thomas Klepps, C, Billings Senior

Brady Lang, S, Bozeman

Padraig Lang, WR, Bozeman

Carson Lunak, T, Havre

Tucker Macbeth, WR, Bozeman

Cedrick Miller Jr., WR, Belgrade

Colt Miller, TE, Froid-Medicine Lake

Dylan Nieskins, ILB, Glasgow

Preston Nitschke-Love, DE, Great Falls Central

Keaton Potter, RB, Lewistown

Beau Simonson, DE, Malta Kade Strutz, RB, Big Sandy

Jackson Willems, ILB, Billings Skyview

Garrett Zimdars, CB, Park City


West Roster

Tel Arthur, ILB, Frenchtown

Dayton Bay, QB, Missoula Sentinel

Rocco Beccari, T, Kalispell Glacier

Cormac Benn, RB, Bigfork

Luke Benson, DL, Bigfork

Tate Bowler, CB, Manhattan

Tyler Burrows, T, Hamilton

Kade Cutler, QB, Flint Creek

Gabriel Delgatty, DE, Manhattan

Zeke Ellis, DL, Dillon

Zach Evans, TE, Helena High

Jace Fitzgerald, S, Dillon

Caden Holgate, S, Manhattan

Bryan Holland, DL, Butte Central

Michael Hupp, S, Dillon

Colter Janacaro, SP, Missoula Big Sky

Jaiden Klemundt, WR, Hamilton

Jace Klusewich, S, Missoula Sentinel

Carter Lake, ILB, Hamilton

Wade Leachman, C, Townsend

Geno Leonard, ILB, Missoula Sentinel

Tyler Little, DE, Helena Capital

David Lowery, CB, Helena High

Jake Olson, TE, Butte High

Owen Porcu, ILB, Notre Dame (Calgary)

Ty Raiha, G, Butte High

Duncan Richardson, C, Frenchtown

Dylan Rollins, G, Missoula Sentinel

Camren Ross, DE, Whitefish

Judson Seliskar, T, Helena High

Dylan Smith, DE, Whitehall

Flint Smith, WR, Whitehall

Gunnar Smith, RB, Eureka

Ben Swanson, SP, Helena High

Soren Syvrud, OLB, Missoula Sentinel

Dexter Tedesco, WR, Helena High

Cole Truman, WR, Dillon

Toby Veltkamp, OLB, Manhattan

Hudson Vegeron, G, Hamilton

Stevie Wilkinson, G, Columbia Falls

Chayton Winkle, OLB, Helena Capital


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