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Eureka wins Class B championship with 20-6 victory over Manhattan

Posted at 4:35 PM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 18:35:43-05

MANHATTAN -- The Eureka Lions defeated the Manhattan Tigers 20-6 on Saturday in Manhattan behind a huge performance from senior Hank Dunn.

Dunn threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Cory Chaney in the first quarter, added a 1-yard score on the final play of the first half and effectively put the game away with a 53-yard scamper for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Dunn added two interceptions in the win as well.

Eureka becomes the first Class B school to win three state football titles in four years since Baker did it from 2001-04.

Manhattan’s lone score came from Lane Veltkamp in the second quarter to make it a 7-6 ballgame. Saturday’s contest was the first time the Tigers were playing for a state football championship.