112016 loyola vs eureka state champs3 kv.jpg

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.

KIRA VERCRUYSSEN, Missoulian

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.

0
0
0
0
0
You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.