Butte High's Peter Granger Finishes Career with Shrine Game
This week Butte High's Peter Granger has been preparing for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game.
A year ago, peter wasn't thinking about even playing in Montana’s all star game because he was out of football.
"I decided to play fall ball baseball for Big Sky,” said Granger. “That was just during football season, so I never got the chance to play. Once I quit baseball, all my friends were at summer weights and I decided "What the heck, I might as well play." It turned out good for me."
After playing baseball during the fall since 7th grade, Granger decided to make a change and came out for football for his senior season.
As a receiver for Butte High, he quickly developed chemistry with quarterback Dallas Cook and soon became a go-to target.
"Being with Peter was fun all year,” Cook said. “I was with him for our season and he learned a lot. He knows from what I've told him and the other coaches just to how to run his routes and to make sure that if he's going to run them, then run them hard, even if it's the wrong one. He's been doing that."
Granger's early success on the football field got him noticed by college programs.
He was offered a preferred walk-on spot at Montana State, but again, has chosen to go another route and will be a student at Montana Tech.
"I wanted to be successful after football,” Granger said. “I wanted to get a good job and be successful outside of the sports world so that's what I decided to do."
Saturday will be the final time Granger puts on the pads.
It will be the end to a very short, but successful football career.
"I had no idea that I would be playing football last year at this time,” said Granger. “I'm so glad I did. It's taught me a lot more than just how to play football. It's taught me a lot of life lessons. I'm thankful for Coach Grey and what Butte High football has given me."