Huron lands three on 11AA all-state team

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HURON — Three members of the Huron football team have earned recognition on the Class 11AA all-state team, which was released Monday.

Named to the first team for the Tigers were seniors Gavin Moeding and CJ Gainey.

Moeding, a 5-foot-11, 150-pound senior, was named to the 11AA offensive unit as a wide receiver. He finished the season with 43 catches for 621 yards and five touchdowns.

“Gavin has done a fantastic job for our program being a 2-year starter for us,” said Huron coach Dru Strand. “He has big play ability.”

Gainey, a 6-0, 160-pound senior, was named to the 11AA defensive unit for the Tigers as a defensive back.

Gainey had 74 total tackles this season, including 49 solo stops and six tackles for a loss to go along with three interceptions and four pass deflections.

“Cj was a guy that was able to lock down the passing game and come up and fill in the run game,” Strand said. “He has really developed into a great player.”

Huron senior Cashton Caudell earned honorable mention on the all-state roster. He carried the ball 180 times this season for 951 yards and four touchdowns, while having 12 catches for 163 yards and a touchdown.

“He was the center of our offense this season,” Strand said of Caudell. “He had some explosive games and kept grinding through the tough games.”