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Eureka's Owen Davis, left, Austyn Sherwood, center, and Bryant Little, right, celebrate in the end zone after Sherwood caught the winning pass in the Class B state title game against Loyola.


The two title contenders in Class B made for one of the most exciting state championship games in recent memory last Saturday. 

Now, District 6-B Loyola Sacred Heart and District 7-B Eureka are cleaning up all-state awards after they were announced this week. 

Eureka's Garrett Graves and Austyn Sherwood, who connected on the last-second game-winning Hail Mary to clinch the Class B state title against Loyola, 31-28, join five other Lions on the all-state team. 

Cannan Smith, who ran for 135 yards and a touchdown in the chipper, was also named all-state, and Smith was also an all-conference linebacker and return specialist. 

Loyola's Kellen Round fronts an all-state list of four Rams after a standout year at quarterback and defensive back. Round was named first-team all-conference QB in 6-B and was a first-teamer at safety. Loyola's Jacob Byrne made the all-state squad, and he was either first or second-team all-conference as a running back, punter, kicker and defensive back.

Loyola's Joe McElroy, a junior lineman, and Jackson Maricelli, a senior wide receiver and defensive back, also made the all-state squad for the Rams.

Thompson Falls' McKenzie Holt cracked the crowded all-state list in 7-B after a standout season for the Bluehawks. He's set to join the University of Montana football team when next fall rolls around.

Ronan's Kasey Mock and Happy Cheff both earned all-state honors after their contributions to the Chief's quarterfinal finish. 

Florence's Bridger Dragoo led his team in total rushing yards and he earned his team's only all-state honor. Dawson Thrasher and Derek Richard each earned second-team all-conference nods for the Falcons.

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