Five Local Football Players Selected for Shrine Game

By Beacon Staff

Five players from the Flathead have been selected to play in the 65th Annual Montana East-West Shrine Game featuring the best football seniors from all classes in Montana. The Flathead players are on the West roster. Five more players from the region have been named as alternates on the West roster.

The following five players made the team: Travis Knoll, running back, Bigfork; Bryan Chery, cornerback, Glacier; Jeff Markavage, wide receiver, Flathead; Joel Horn, tackle, Glacier; Nate Thompson, running back, Columbia Falls.

The local alternates are: Kyle Bagnell, wide receiver, Polson; Kaleb Johnson, wide receiver, Columbia Falls; Boyce Ballard, inside linebacker, Glacier; Mike VanArendonk, quarterback, Flathead; Jake Konen, safety, Glacier.

The game will be played July 16, 2011 in Laurel.

According to a press release:

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, the Montana Shrine Game has been played to raise money and to help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care available, at no cost, at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Spokane, Washington.

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