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
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