Posted: Jul 7, 2012 9:38 PM by Richie Melby - MTN News
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - Seven football players and one coach from Montana spent 23 hours on a plane and two full days of travel before reaching Brisbane, Australia for the 2012 Down Under Bowl. The All-Star team comprised of athletes from Montana, Colorado, Wisconsin, Alaska, West Virginia and Kentucky is coached by Kevin Sukut of Great falls and Thomas Posey of Kentucky.
The conglomerate opened the Down Under Bowl against a big, talented team consisting of California, Utah and Oklahoma athletes, who have four players headed to UCLA and USC in the fall. The game was a defensive battle that saw California score late in the contest to earn an 18-8 victory. Ty Tousignant of Wibaux tallied 120 yards on the ground for the Montana team, while Malta's Jade Olson tacked on 65.
Montana players include Jade Olson of Malta, Ty Tousignant of Wibeaux, Devin VandenBos of Conrad, Jordan Chriske-Hall from Helena Capitol, Mike Gray and Marcus Cross of Hot Springs, and Maverick Quiroz of Broadus.
The Montana group will play the Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Illinois and Michigan team on Tuesday. The group will come back home through Hawaii to begin preparations for the July 21st Shrine Game.