May Named MVP in West’s Shrine Game Victory

The recent Whitefish graduate scored four touchdowns to lead the West all-stars to a 45-14 victory

By Beacon STaff

Luke May capped his illustrious prep career with one final standout performance.

The recent Whitefish graduate scored four touchdowns to lead the West all-stars to a 45-14 victory over the East in the 70th annual Montana East-West Shrine Game in Butte on July 16.

May, who quarterbacked Whitefish to a state championship last fall and is a future javelin thrower at the University of Minnesota, passed for a pair of TDs and rushed for two more. He finished with 49 yards rushing on 16 carries. Whitefish head coach Chad Ross led the West all-stars.

Glacier grad Leif Ericksen led the West with 204 yards off 11-of-15 passing. Glacier grad Thomas Trefney scored a 45-yard TD run and finished with 69 yards rushing. Glacier’s Caleb Jones led in receiving with 72 yards off six catches.

Montana’s Shrine game is one of the oldest high school all-star football games in the U.S.

Joining Ross and May on the Shrine all-stars were running back Chris Park, wide receiver Jed Nagler; safety Brian FauntLeRoy and defensive end Chaffin Ross. Other local athletes were Flathead running back Josh McCracken, Troy running back Sean Opland; Glacier offensive lineman Nathan Hammer; Glacier linebacker John Learn; Bigfork defensive back Adam Jordt; Flathead safety CJ Dugan; Columbia Falls lineman Blake Arneson; and Whitefish lineman Steven Quimby.

Players were nominated by their schools and coaches across the state.

East  7  7  0  0  –  14
West  6  13  13  13  –  45
W – Luke May 5 pass to Nate Simkins, kick blocked
E – Ed Baker fumble recovery in end zone, Ben Hardy kick
W – May 1 run, pass fail
E – Sam Sparks 37 run, Hardy kick
W – Leif Ericksen 74 pass to Simkins, Jered Padmos kick
W – May 6 run, kick blocked
W – Trase LeTexier fumble recovery in end zone, Padmos kick
W – Thomas Trefney 45 run, kick blocked
W – May 18 pass to Tracen Eggers, Padmos kick
Passing – East: Tanner Mayer 11-21-1-121; West: Leif Ericksen 11-15-2-204
Rushing – East: Sam Sparks 20-113, Conner Bokma 7-22; West: Thomas Trefney 9-69, Luke May 16-49.
Receiver – East: Jacob Hadley 7-124, Tyger Fyre 7-60; West: Nate Simkins 5-108, Caleb Jones 6-72.

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