Butte High Silver B’s inductions set for Friday

Butte High Silver B’s inductions set for Friday

The Butte High Silver B’s 2017 inductions will be held Friday night before the Bulldogs take on Bozeman in a Class AA football game at Naranche Stadium.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The Silver B’s recognize players who earned their first varsity football letter for Butte High School 25 years ago. There are also inductions for Golden B’s, players who earned their first varsity football letter 50 years ago, and Diamond B’s, players who lettered 75 years ago.

This year will see the inductions of those who first lettered for the Bulldogs in 1992 as Silver B’s, in 1967 as Golden B’s, and in 1942 as Diamond B’s.

The 78th Annual Meeting and Dinner (1940 – 2017) will be in the Butte High School gymnasium, with doors opening at 4 p.m. The meeting and dinner will start promptly at 5:15 p.m.

It is a members-only meeting and dinner. No guests or alcohol will be permitted. The new inductees and members will then attend the Butte High game at Naranche Stadium to cheer on this years’ version of the Butte High Bulldogs football team.

Banquet tickets are $16 per person, and annual dues are $5 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Scott Paffhausen at 490-9956 or Dean Ericson at 490-5419.

2017 Inductees

1992 Silver B’s

Mike Ayers, Niles Brush (Dec.), Brent Choquette, Curt Dunstan, Duane Kuchtyn, Jason Michelotti, Josh Morris, Jeremy Tafelmeyer, Ryan Richards, and Kyle Stenson.

1967 Golden B’s

Albert Boognl, Bill Brown, John Coyne, Al Cutler Jr., Robert Duffy, Bruce Evans, Ken Howe (Dec.), Marty Judd, Dave Manovich, Roger Martin, Jim McVeigh, Jim Mirich, Tom Reopelle, Ron Richards, John Riordan, Greg Salo, Monte Sever, Jim Smitham, Butch Starin, Jim Svaldi, Dave Uggetti, Bob Whalen, and Jesse Woods (Dec.)

1942 Diamond B’s

The Silver B’s will be honoring the 11th and 12th Diamond B’s in our organizations’ history.

The 11th Diamond B is Mr. Matt Casick and the 12th Diamond B is Mr. Bob Mack.

Last winter, organizers also located Mr. Gorham Ward, a 1937 Bulldog Letterman, who should’ve been inducted as the eighth Diamond B on Sept. 7, 2012 along with his teammate Mr. Ben Tyvand.

The Silver B’s will formally recognize Mr. Ward Friday night as the eighth Diamond B.

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