BOZEMAN/BUTTE — The release of the Montana East-West Shrine Game rosters is an annual Christmas tradition in the Treasure State, and thirteen seniors from the Butte-Bozeman area were selected over the holiday for next year's showcase.
With their first senior class in program history, the Bozeman Gallatin Raptors had four players selected for the East.
- WR Noah Dahlke
- QB Braeden Mikkelson
- DB Tyler Nansel
- TE Rylan Schlepp
"First senior class, and to get four guys selected, is awesome because it’s a big-time honor," Raptors head coach Hunter Chandler said. "There’s a lot of good players that weren’t selected, so for these four to be a part of that process and to get to experience something like that is pretty special.”
Four Bozeman Hawks will also be representing the East, which will be coached by Great Falls' Mark Sampson.
- S Jase Applebee
- DE Jaxon Cotton
- G Jaden Perkins
- WR Bryson Zanto
"It's a great opportunity to play football too, but really I think it’s about supporting the Shriners Hospital," Hawks head coach Levi Wesche explained. "I think kids need to understand how important this game is and what it does for the community is unbelievable.”
Switching over to the West roster, five players were selected from Butte and the surrounding areas, which will be coached by Hamilton's Bryce Carver who most recently led his team to a State A title this fall.
- DE Dylan Snyder
- S Cole Stewart
- DE Callahan Hoffman
- OLB Jon Kirkley
- DB Brendan Wagner
The 75th annual Montana East-West Shrine Game is set to kick off June 19 in Great Falls.