BUTTE — The East team held off a late rally from the West to win 28-22 in Saturday night’s 73rd annual Montana East-West Shrine Game at Bob Green Field on the campus of Montana Tech.

Mitch Norslien of Fergus High School was named the 2019 Montana East-West Shrine Game MVP with his three scoring tosses.  Derek Simmons was given the offensive MVP for the East and Billings West’s JJ Lindsay earned defensive MVP. For the West, Kalispell Flathead’s Jaden MacNeil was named the offensive MVP and Hamilton’s Michael Golden earned defensive MVP honors.

This marks the third consecutive win for the East in the series and it now leads the all-time series over the West 41-32.


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