Local Players Lead West to Shrine Game Win

The Shrine game is Montana’s de facto all-star football game for recent graduates

By Dillon Tabish

A group of talented local players led the way at this year’s 68th annual Montana East-West Shrine Game in Laurel.

The West’s all-star football team defeated the East 34-10 on Saturday.

Jared Trinastich, a quarterback from Columbia Falls, completed 16 of 22 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns to lead the West. The former standout Wildcat was awarded the Roger Silvernale Memorial Award as the game’s most outstanding player. Trinastich signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Montana Western next fall.

Glacier High graduate and Montana State recruit Noah James piled up 35 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

Whitefish’s Sean Foley, a University of Montana recruit, had a 22-yard touchdown catch from Trinastich in the first quarter. Foley finished with 42 yards receiving.

Whitefish’s Calub Thilmony was named the defensive MVP for the West.

The Shrine game is Montana’s de facto all-star football game for recent graduates.

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