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Manhattan leads Class B all-sports rankings; Huntley Project second

'They did it for Cayl': Manhattan Tigers win Class B State Championship
Posted at 3:32 PM, Nov 25, 2020

Manhattan, which won the first football championship in program history last week, tops the Class B all-sports rankings after the 2020 high school fall sports season.

The Tigers recorded 24 points — 10 for the championship and seven each for second-place finishes in both boys and girls cross country. The all-sports rankings were calculated by applying point totals to team finishes in the fall sports of boys and girls cross country, volleyball and football. Ten points were awarded for a state title, seven points for a second-place finish, six for a third-place finish and so on, down to one point for an eighth-place finish.

Huntley Project finished second in the fall sports season with 16 points. The Red Devils had a runner-up finish in volleyball, a fourth-place finish in girls cross country and a fifth-place finish in boys cross country.

Townsend, which won the girls cross country state championship, scored 14.5 points to finish the fall in third. The Bulldogs also got points from a seventh-place finish in boys cross country and their appearance in the football playoffs. Townsend tied for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth in football.

Joliet finished fourth in the all-sports rankings with 12.5 points, thanks in large part its volleyball state title. The J-Hawks also got points from their fifth/sixth/seventh/eighth tie in the 8-Man playoffs.

Eureka, which won the boys cross country state title, scored 10 points to tie with Three Forks for fifth place on the all-sports rankings.

The complete Class B all-sports rankings after the 2020 high school fall sports seasons are below.

Note: Bigfork (5 points) scored points in boys and girls soccer.

Manhattan — 24 points
Huntley Project — 16
Townsend — 14.5
Joliet — 12.5
Eureka — 10
Three Forks — 10
Glasgow — 9.5
Fairfield — 8.5
Florence — 7
Choteau — 6
Red Lodge — 6
Thompson Falls — 6
Shelby — 5.5
Colstrip — 5
Wolf Point — 5
Anaconda — 3.5
Shepherd — 3
Columbus — 2.5
Malta — 2.5
Whitehall — 2.5
Big Timber — 2
St. Ignatius — 1