Some of the best football players from around the state will compete this weekend in Highwood at the annual 6-Man All-Star Game. There will be a strong showing from state champion Mon-Dak and runner-up Bridger, but two talents stand above the rest: Montana State commit Trenton Pickering, and future Griz Colten Curry.
"I know we both have a lot of pride for it. We kind of get at each other and joke around," Curry said.
"I'm just thankful I get to be on the blue team and represent the Cats a little bit and show what I'm worth," Pickering added.
It's only fair that the two were split up. You might even see them line up across from each other. And the chance to show the other one up is definitely on their minds.
"Colten's a nice guy. We've been friends and the rivalry keeps going on and on. But probably a little bit," Pickering said.
Curry added "of course I want to show him up and show who's better. Show which side rules."
Trenton and Colten take a lot of pride in what they've accomplished and where they come from. The all-star game will also give each guy the chance to show that it doesn't matter if you compete in 6-on-6 or 11-on-11. If you can play, you can play.
"I just want to show people that I'm playing for the Griz for a reason," Curry said.
"I'd like to see him shine. I've been able to coach him for five amazing years and it's nice to see him in an all star game," said Trenton's high school coach Dean Serum.
The 6-Man All-Star Game will kick off Saturday at 7 p.m.