The rosters for the 67th Annual Montana East-West Shrine Game have been announced. The game will be played July 20, 2013 in Butte, MT. The Montana Shrine Game is the premier all-star game in Montana and has a long history of distinguished players and coaches. It is one of the oldest high school all-star football games in the United States. 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. In recent years, the Montana game has become one of the top Shrine Games in the nation for hospital donations.
Les Meyer from Fairfield has been selected to head coach the East Team. He’s been the head coach for Fairfield for the past sixteen years, taking the Eagles to the state B championship six times in seven years and the playoffs 11 of the last 12 years, winning the title in 2011. Les has assistant coached in the shrine game in 2002, 2008 and 2011. This year Les will get the opportunity to coach his son Tucker, who was selected for the game.
Arie Grey is the selection for head coach of the West Team. Arie is a Powell County High School graduate who played in the 1997 Shrine Game and assistant coached in the 2009 game.
He assistant coached at Butte High, Flathead and Glacier from 2002 through 2007 before getting the head coaching nod at Butte in 2008. Arie led the Bulldogs to the state AA championship this year.
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 67th Montana Shrine Game. They join an elite fraternity of players, many of whom have gone on to distinguished collegiate and professional careers.