Local athletes honored for football prowess

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Several local athletes have been honored as Western B football All State and All Conference selections.

The Bigfork Vikings and Eureka Lions were both well represented on the All Conference lists released on Monday.

The Lions finished the regular season at 9-2 and made it to the Class B state semifinals.

Bigfork’s Logan Gilliard, Randy Stultz and Anders Epperly were all All-State, as were Eureka’s Jake Kindel and Hank Dunn.

On the All Conference offensive first team list for Bigfork were Gilliard, Stultz, Eppperly, Brady Thorness, and Luke Taylor. Eureka’s Mason Davis was also an offensive first team pick.

On the defensive side of the ball, it was Gilliard, Stultz and Luke Benson for Bigfork and Kindel, Dunn, and Davis for Eureka.

Western B football

All State — Ryan Tirrell, Loyola; Logan Gilliard, Bigfork; Randy Stultz, Bigfork; Jake Kindel, Eureka; Hank Dunn, Eureka; Cooper Waters, Loyola; Colby Kohlman, Florence; Anders Epperly, Bigfork; Spencer Jones, Florence; David Ramsey, Loyola; and Zach Blomquist, Florence.

All conference

Offense

First team

Offensive line — Logan Gilliard, Bigfork; Mason Davis, Eureka; David Ramsey, Loyola; Zach Blomquist, Florence; and Reed Noyd, Loyola.

Tight end — Brady Thorness, Bigfork.

Wide Receivers — Cooper Waters, Loyola; Greydon Nicholson, Deer Lodge.

Running back — Ryan Tirrell, Loyola; and Randy Stultz, Bigfork.

Quarterback — Anders Epperly, Bigfork.

Athlete — Luke Taylor, Bigfork.

Second team

Offensive line — Keith Kippenhan, Deer Lodge; Brodie Lamar, Bigfork; Gabe Bennett, Florence; Spencer Jones, Florence; and Read Guckenburg, Eureka.

Tight end — Cory Chaney, Eureka.

Wide Receivers — Luke Schmit, Bigfork; and Terell Helgert, Eureka.

Running back — Jake Kindel, Eureka; and Eli Christianson, Florence.

Quarterback — Colby Kohlman, Florence.

Athlete — Colby Kohlman, Florence.

Defense

First team

Linebacker — Ryan Tirrell, Loyola; Jake Kindel, Eureka; Logan Gilliard, Bigfork; Spencer Jones, Florence.

Defensive back — Hank Dunn, Eureka; Randy Stultz, Bigfork; Austin Ogilvie, Loyola; Trevyn Wood, Florence.

Defensive end — Mason Davis, Eureka; Zach Blomquist, Florence.

Defenive line — Bridger Danielson, Loyola; Luke Benson, Bigfork.

Punter — Colby Kohlman, Florence.

Return specialist — Cooper Waters, Loyola.

Kicker — Gavin Zaluski, Florence.

Second team

Linebacker —Kyler Alm, Florence; Luke Taylor, Bigfork; Reed Noyd, Loyola; and Tommy Albrecht, Loyola.

Defensive back — Luke Schmit, Bigfork; Nick Mitzel, Loyola; Greydon Nicholson, Deer Lodge; and Colby Kohlman, Florence.

Defensive end — Brady Thorness, Bigfork; and David Ramsey, Loyola.

Defenive line — Gabe Bennett, Florence; and Kadin Sherwood, Eureka.

Punter — Bryce Danielson, Loyola.

Return specialist — Randy Stultz, Bigfork.

Kicker — Liam Lechner, Loyola.

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