Press Release December 25, 2018
Montana East-West Shrine Game (Butte,
MT) – The rosters for the 73rd Annual Montana East-West Shrine
Game has been announced.
The game will be played July
20, 2019 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 also the oldest,
continuous running, 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 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.
East Team will be coached by Les Meyer of Fairfield. Les started
his coaching career at Rocky Mountain as an assistant in 1993
and coached at St. Cloud State in Minnesota a couple years
before landing in Fairfield in 1997 where he’s head coached for
22 years. During his tenure, Coach Meyer has lead his Eagles to
the playoffs 17 of the last 18 years and 8 state championship
games winning 3, including this year. He will have the
opportunity to coach his son Ryder one last time, which will be
playing for the Grizzlies this fall. Les is married to Jolyn and
has two sons, Tucker and Ryder.
Heading the West Team will be Mike
Cutler of Flint Creek (Drummond/Philipsburg Co-Op). Mike played
college ball at Montana Western from 1988-92 and started his
coaching career as assistant at Big Sky in Missoula in 1994. His
coaching career has spanned 24 years with stops at Denton,
Townsend and finally Flint Creek where he’s lead the Titans to
back to back state championships the last 2 years. Coach Cutler
played in the 1988 Shrine game and assistant coached this game
two previous years. Mike is married to Jody and they have two
children, Sydney and Kade.
both coaches are superintendents of there respective schools,
Fairfield and Philipsburg.
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 73rd Montana Shrine Game. They join an elite
fraternity of players, many of whom have gone on to
distinguished collegiate and professional careers.
"Strong Legs Run, So Weak Legs May Walk."
get closer to the game we will be adding events, ticket
information and apparel
options for all fans of the Shrine
Game. Please check back to keep up to date as we quickly
approach the 73nd Annual Montana
East-West Shrine Game.
2018 Shrine Patient
to read about Grants Story.
"It's how I'm made and what I have to
do. Shriners Hospital for Children has helped me since I
was little and I'm glad they did!"