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.