Shrine Game lists 14 area players

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Dec. 14, 2011

Rosters for the 66th Annual Montana East-West Shrine Game have been announced.

Several local athletes are on the West football roster.

They are Austin Barth (OLB) of Columbia Falls, Josiah Clairmont (G), Vince DiGiallonardo (QB) and Paul McClurg (OLB) of Polson, Cody Dopps (RB) and Dillon Fraley (DE) of Bigfork, Anthony Gugliuzza (Spec), Luke Halliburton (DL) and Caleb Harris (DE) of Glacier, Nick Reilly (G) and George Sherwood (WR) of Flathead, Maximillian Smith (DL) and Gage Vasquez (WR) of Whitefish and Sawyer Zimmerman (DL) of Libby.

West alternates are Austin Cantrell (DL) and Connor Coleman (DE) of Bigfork, Matt Iavicoli (ILB) and Mack Sutherland (G) of Glacier and Travis Oakason (T) of Flathead.

Players were nominated by their schools, voted upon by coaches across the state and finally selected as the "best of the best" to participate.

Glacier's Grady Bennett is the head coach for the West team. This is Bennett's first year as head coach, after being a West assistant with Bob Applegate in 1997 and with Terry Thomas in 2007. He played quarterback for the winning West team in 1986.

Mark Sulser, long time coach of Billings Senior is the head coach for the East. Sulser was the head coach for the East in 2004 and was as assistant in 2002.

The Shrine Game is a bit of a Sulser family tradition. Mark's dad Sid played in the 1951 game, his brother Dennis in the 1977 game and his son Ben will play in the 2012 game.

The game, the premier all-star football game in Montana, will be played July 21 in Great Falls.

This is one of the oldest high school all-star football games in the U.S. It has been played every year since 1947 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, Wash. In recent years, the Montana game has become one of the top Shrine Games in the nation for hosptial donations.


Collin Allen, WR, Fairfield; Jace Anderson, S, Malta; Pat Barnett, DL, Billings West; Chad Barrett, OLB, Fairfield; Austin Boucher, DL, Laurel; Ryan Burke, WR, Billings Central; Clay Compton, RB, Billings West; Tyler Craig, DL, C.M. Russell High; Joey DeVries, C, Havre; Brady Gustafson, QB, Billings West;

Jon Hagstrom, OLB, Billings Senior; Bo Harris, G, Fairfield; Tyrel Hess, C, Miles City; Grady Holt-Seavy, T, Billings Central; Cole Jelinek, OLB, Denton; Jorrell Jones, G, Chinook; Cooper Kouwenhoven, CB, Billings Senior; Dylan Kramer, OLB, Laurel; Clint LaRowe, T, Miles City; Russell Morin, TE, C.M. Russell High;

Dan Morris, S, C.M. Russell High; Robert Naleweja, CB, Miles City; Chad Newell, RB, Billings Senior; Hakan Nordrum, DE, Billings Skyview; Jade Olson, RB, Malta; Tyson Patterson, ILB, Great Falls High; Jeremy Price, FB, Billings Skyview; Casey Schaub, ILB, Havre; Kendall Schaules, DE, Huntley Project; Shyke Smalls, Spec, Great Falls High;

Ben Stroh, ILB, Chinook; Ben Sulser, QB, Billings Senior; Joe Tinsley, T, Great Falls High; Jayc Van Zee, WR, Billings West; Kodee Varner, S, Baker; Shane Walk, G, Billings Skyview; Cy Williams, Spec, White Sulphur Springs; Landon Willyerd, CB, Livingston.


Pat Barnett, T, Billings West; Jordan Brusio, DE, Billings West; John Daubert, CB, Billings Senior; Kyle Duchame, DL, Baker; Zach Dunn, RB, Joliet; Adam Fitzpatrick, DL, Chester-Joplin-Inverness; Keith Forkin, OLB, White Sulphur Springs; James Franz, OLB, Wibaux; Zach Frey, G, Billings Central;

Braedon Greathouse, WR, Livingston; Branden Hammond, DE, Harlem; Matt Heldinger, FB, Laurel; Robert Hubka, FB, Great Falls High; Colten Johnston, ILB, Miles City; Brandon Ler, DE, Savage; Gage McGann, G, Billings West; Cooper Merrill, DE, Miles City; Mack Momberg, QB, Heart Butte;

Jared Ness, ILB, Billings Senior; Rob Nyby, QB, Plentywood; Eric Rydquist, TE, Billings West; Trevan Sparboe, C, Billings Senior; Trevor Tracy, TE, Sidney; Derek White, C, Billings Central; Dylan Woodhall, Spec, Stanford/Geyser.


Austin Barth, OLB, Columbia Falls; Alec Bray, WR, Missoula Sentinel; Clay Brozovich, OLB, Butte High; Nate Caldwell, RB, Helena High; Josiah Clairmont, G, Polson; Joe Coker, ILB, Helena Capital; Vince DiGiallonardo, QB, Polson; Cody Dopps, RB, Bigfork; Dillon Ecord, ILB, Helena Capital; Dillon Fraley, DE, Bigfork;

Anthony Gugliuzza, Spec, Glacier; Luke Haliburthon, DL, Glacier; Beau Hanson, S, Butte High; Caleb Harris, DE, Glacier; Zach Kasperick, S, Butte Central; Caleb Kidder, G, Helena Capital; Wes Knox, CB, Dillon; Zeke Koslosky, ILB, Dillon; Matt Kottwitz, C, Bozeman; J.T. Linder, QB, Dillon;

Josh Lords, WR, Stevensville; Tyler Lott, S, Twin Bridges; Paul McClurg, OLB, Polson; Johnny Mederios, G, Missoula Loyola; Matt Michelotti, CB, Helena Capital; Dan Morstein, C, Dillon; Zach Peevey, Spec, Missoula Hellgate; Cody Pierson, CB, Twin Bridges; Darius Poole, RB, Drummond;

Nick Reilly, G, Flathead; George Sherwood, WR, Flathead; Dylan Simac, WR, Helena High; Jake Simkins, T, Butte Central; Maximillian Smith, DL, Whitefish; Gage Vasquez, WR, Whitefish; Chase Vestre, T, Helena High; Ben Weyer, T, Bozeman; Chase Williams, CB, Helena High; A.J. Wilson, OLB, Helena Capital; Sawyer Zimmerman, DL, Libby.


Jake Arledge, S, Missoula Hellgate; Brice Burton, FB, Helena Capital; Austin Cantrell, DL, Bigfork; Cody Carriger, DE, Butte High; Dennis Casagranda, ILB, Butte High; Connor Coleman, DE, Bigfork; Kyle Cox, OLB, Dillon; Tyler Gavlak, OLB, Stevensville; Collin Hoefner, RB, Townsend; James Hogan, C, Helena Capital;

Jack Humphreys, CB, Ronan; Matt Iavicoli, ILB, Glacier; Dylan Kautz, TE, Helena High; Riley King, QB, Missoula Sentinel; Slatyon Long, TE, Helena Capital; Scott Mundaniohl, OLB, Boulder; Tim Mundaniohl, WR, Boulder; Ty Murray, S, Hamilton; Travis Oakason, T, Flathead;

Preston Pearson, DL, Helena Capital; Mike Reinelt, T, Superior; Eric Schmidt, FB, Missoua Big Sky; Kyle Shaw, RB, Butte High; Dilan Starkel, S, Dillon; Mack Sutherland, G, Glacier; Dylan Trevor, C, Helena High; Reno Ward, DL, Deer Lodge.


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