Members of the Butte High School football team of 1993 will join the ranks of the Butte High Silver B’s before the Bulldogs take on the Great Falls High Bison Friday at storied Naranche Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Silver B’s organization is composed of men who earned their varsity football letters at Butte Public High School 25 years ago or more. Scott Paffhausen is the president and historian, and Dean Ericson is the secretary and treasurer of the group. 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 1993 as Silver B’s, in 1968 as Golden B’s, and in 1943 as Diamond B’s.
The 79th Annual Meeting and Dinner (1940-2018) will be in the Butte High School gymnasium with doors opening at 4 p.m. The meeting and dinner will start 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 $19 per person, and annual dues are $5 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Scott at (406) 490-9956 or Dean at (406) 490-5419.
1993 Butte High Silver B’s — The 1993 squad was coached by Jon McElroy. This was the legendary coaches’ final squad at Butte High. McElroy retired after completing his 18th year as the head coach.
Derek Anderson, Bob Becky, Luke Blaskovich, Mike Boysza, Matt Cleveland, Trevor Fitz, Jason Hirigoyen, Jason Jaeger, Paul Jenkins, Joddy Knoell, Geno Liva, Brendon Martinez, Shane McCarthy, Brandon McGillvray, Todd Meldahl, Ryan Peuse, Russ Phillips, Mike Reilly, Brian Staack, Bo Swisher, Jeff Tamblyn, Nathan Tamblyn and Forrest Wesen.
1968 Butte High Golden B’s — The 1968 squad was coached by Sonny Lubick, who went on to have a long and illustrious career as a college football coach.
Mike Boysza, Jay Burns, Mike Byrd, Doug Cleveland (Deceased), Paul Cutler, RJ “Rodney” Daum, Steve Hawke, Dan Hazlett, Roger Knoell, Sam Milodragovich, Tom Mitchell, Ed Petrin (Deceased), Scott Reed and Bob Teller.
1943 Butte High Diamond B’s (NO Inductees) — The 1943 squad was coached by the legendary Harry “Swede” Dahlberg…All first year lettermen from the 1943 squad are now deceased.
The Silver B’s would still like to honor the following gentlemen from the 1943 team: Frank Briney, Mel Fisher, Pat Galvin, Dr. Donald George, John Johnson, John Kello, Don McTavish, Elmer Nordstrom, Earl Parkin, Joe Quilici, Rod Salo, Jim Snow, Jack Thomas, Jack Turner and Leonard Vigus.