Byron falls just short of state championship

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WIFR) Byron fell just short of a state championship as it lost 24-20 to Monticello Friday night in Champaign.

Isaac Stickler, Ricky Messling and Drake Snodgrass all scored for the Tigers, but turnovers cost them in the 3A title game.

Byron's first two possessions ended in the redzone, but they both did not turn into any points.

The Tigers had a chance late to take the lead, but an interception by Stickler on a trick play sealed the team's fate.