Glacier and Flathead high schools will be well represented at the Knights of Columbus Badlands Bowl football game on Saturday in Miles City.
Representing Glacier are Ethan Baines (defensive line), Nico Young (guard) and Preston Blaine (running back).
For Flathead, Sebastian Koch (guard) and Jaden MacNeil (defensive back) are on the Montana roster.
This game pits the top graduated seniors from Montana against those from North Dakota.
Montana, 55-7 winners a year ago, has won the last four bowl games and seven of the last eight. Montana leads the series 19-6.
Blaine concluded a fabulous career with the Wolfpack by rushing for 1,622 yards in 2018. That was third best in Class AA. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry, scored 26 touchdowns and had a season long TD run of 80 yards.
Montana will have Blake Thelen of Great Falls High and Kris Brown of Bozeman quarterbacking the team.
Thelen passed for 3,005 yards last fall, connecting on 228 of 365 passes (63 percent) for 28 touchdowns. He was intercepted six times.
Brown threw for 2,843 yards. He was 180 of 265 passing (68 percent) with 31 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Thelen and Brown will be passing to Billings Wests Jesse Owens, Class AAs co-offensive MVP last year. Owens is one of five wide receivers on the Montana roster.
Owens, statistically, was second best in AA in receiving yards with 1,126 and totaled 15 touchdowns. He averaged 18.1 yards per reception and had 67 receptions. His season long was 81 yards.
Knights of Columbus
At Miles City
Saturday At Connors Stadium
Kickoff 6 p.m.
Quarterbacks Kris Brown, Bozeman; Blake Thelen, Great Falls
Running backs Preston Blaine, Glacier; Joe Olson, Bozeman
Wide receivers Chay Marsh, Billings West; Josh Neil, Butte; Jesse Owens, Billings West; Tyson Racht, Townsend; Cam Rothie, Hamilton
Tight ends Noah Ambuehl, Great Falls Central
Centers Justus Perkins, Bozeman; Maverick Roberts, Billings Central
Guards Sebastian Koch, Flathead; Nico Young, Glacier
Tackles Sam Gray, Billings Central; Keegan Mires, Glendive; Holden Sampson, Helena
Defensive line Ethan Baines, Glacier; Alaric Greil, Helena Capital; Conner Paul, Billings West; Marcus Wehr, Billings Central
Linebackers Hu Edwards, Billings West; Max Evenson, Billings Senior; Wes Jamison, Lewistown; Alex Johnson, Helena; JJ Lindsay, Billings West
Defensive backs Wyatt Brusven, Shelby; Chrishon Dixon, Billings Central; Trevin Gadney, Billings West; Lucas Gibb, Billings West; Tristan Hirsch, Miles City; Jaden MacNeil, Flathead; Zach Spiroff, Helena; Kade Wilcox, Billings West
Head coach Rob Stanton, Billings West
Assistants Kane Claunch, Billings West; Matt Hollowell, Billings West; Greg Horton, Great Falls Central; Jim Stanton, Billings Central; Derek Van Zee, Baker
North Dakota Roster
Quarterbacks Cade Busek, Shanley; Jesse Forknell, Fargo Davies; Will Madler, Bismarck
Running backs Braeden Knutson, Central Cass; Canaan Fagerland, Shiloh Christian; Keaton Meschke, Mandan; Noah Stalsky, Century; Diamonte Stugelmeyer, Legacy
Wide receivers Haley Bucholz, Shanley; Joe Jahner, Bismarck; Caden Jastram, West Fargo Sheyenne; Jared Kallenbach, Jamestown; Austin Manuel, Shanley; Morgan Wardner, Dickinson
Tight ends Marcus Hochhalter, Jamestown; Jacob Hudson, Legacy; Hayden Lee, Velva; Mason Leingang, Century; Luke Lennon, West Fargo; Jacob Martodam, Fargo Davies
Offensive line Dakota Aaseth, Velva; Chase Dockter, Bismarck; Isaac Fridrich, Trinity; Tucker Hermes, Wahpeton; Beau Jeffers, Bowman County; Adam Neustel, North Sargent; Charlie Rieger, Kindred; Easton Rindy, Carrington; Greg Saville, Northern Cass; Jacob Schweigert, Century; Brandon Steinhauer, West Fargo; Tanner Thorsness, Century; Paul Vandal, Jamestown
Defensive line Dakota Aaseth, Velva; Chase Dockter, Bismarck; Isaac Fridrich, Trinity; Tucker Hermes, Wahpeton; Beau Jeffers, Bowman County; Hayden Lee, Velva; Mason Leingang, Century; Adam Neustel, North Sargent; Charlie Rieger, Kindred; Greg Saville, Northern Cass; Jacob Schweigert, Century; Brandon Steinhauer, West Fargo; Tanner Thorsness, Century; Paul Vandal, Jamestown
Linebackers Cade Busek, Shanley; Marcus Hochhalter, Jamestown; Jacob Hudson, Legacy; Joe Jahner, Bismarck; Braeden Knutson, Central Cass; Luke Lennon, West Fargo; Austin Manuel, Shanley; Jacob Martodam, Fargo Davies; Keaton Meschke, Mandan; Easton Rindy, Carrington; Noah Stalsky, Century; Diamonte Stugelmeyer, Legacy
Defensive backs Haley Bucholz, Shanley; Canaan Fagerland, Shiloh Christian; Caden Jastram, West Fargo Sheyenne; Jared Kallenbach, Jamestown; Will Madler, Bismarck; Morgan Wardner, Dickinson
Kicker Evan Arenz, Mandan
1994 North Dakota 28, Montana 19
1995 Montana 27, North Dakota 18
1996 North Dakota 23, Montana 22
1997 Montana 39, North Dakota 14
1998 Montana 17, North Dakota 8
1999 Montana 42, North Dakota 0
2000 Montana 51, North Dakota 6
2001 Montana 33, North Dakota 0
2002 Montana 16, North Dakota 7
2003 Montana 27, North Dakota 13
2004 Montana 55, North Dakota 7
2005 North Dakota 53, Montana 29
2006 Montana 42, North Dakota 23
2007 North Dakota 30, Montana 21
2008 Montana 54, North Dakota 14
2009 Montana 33, North Dakota 7
2010 North Dakota 41, Montana 38
2011 Montana 34, North Dakota 13
2012 Montana 27, North Dakota 15
2013 Montana 43, North Dakota 29
2014 North Dakota 25, Montana 22
2015 Montana 40, North Dakota 25
2016 Montana 36, North Dakota 7
2017 Montana 63, North Dakota 0
2018 Montana 55, North Dakota 7
Total Games Won: Montana 19, North Dakota 6
At Bismarck: Montana 1, North Dakota 0
At Miles City: Montana 11, North Dakota 2
At Dickinson: Montana 7, North Dakota 4
Most Rushing Attempts31Lane Sumner, MT, 2018
Most Rushing Yards Gained 184 Lane Sumner, MT, 2018
Longest Run from Scrimmage 67 David Gilbreath, MT, 1996
Most TD Scored 3 David Gilbreath, MT, 1996 & Spencer Sheppard, MT, 1997 & Chance Demarais, MT, 2008 & Shade Theriault, MT, 2009 & Jake Miller, ND, 2010 & Andrew Turner, MT, 2018
Most Receptions 12 Matt Miller, MT, 2010 & Josh Horner, MT, 2013
Most Yards Gained Receiving 206 Matt Miller, MT, 2010
Most Pass Attempts 39 Gary Wagner, MT, 2005 & Justin Purintun, ND, 2009 & Will Weyer, MT, 2014
Most Pass Completions26Gary Wagner, MT, 2005
Most TDs Thrown 3 Kevin Feeney, ND, 1994 & Kevin Flatow, MT, 1999 & Matt Kimmet, MT, 2000 & Josh Saunders, MT, 2004 & Tim Oksendahl, ND, 2005 & Andrew Selle, MT, 2006 & Tyler Hulse, MT, 2010
Most Yards Passing 342 Gary Wagner, MT, 2005
Longest Pass 85 Andy Gravdahl & Joe Pistorius, ND, 2018
Most Interceptions 3 Cain Boschee, MT, 2015
Longest Field Goal 45 Brandon Hellevang, ND, 2005
Longest Kickoff Return 68 Caleb Johnson, ND, 2000
Longest Interception Return 67 Nick Milodragovich, MT, 2004
Most Field Goals 6 Ben Love, ND, 2014
Most Yards Gained Rushing 391 ND, 1996
Most Rushing Attempts 75 ND, 1996
Most Passing Attempts 54 MT, 2013
Most Yards Receiving 409 MT, 2010
Most Completions 37 MT, 2013
Most TD Thrown 5 MT, 2004
Most Interceptions 5 ND, 1994 & MT, 1998 & ND, 2010
Most Total Yards 565 MT, 2010
Most Safeties Scored 3 ND, 2000
Most Field Goals 6 ND, 2014