Zyon McCollum

Sam Houston State defensive back Zyon McCollum (22) celebrates after intercepting a pass during the fourth quarter of a semifinal game in the NCAA college football FCS playoffs against James Madison on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Huntsville. Sam Houston came from behind to edge James Madison, 38-35, for a berth in the FCS national championship game.

Four Galveston County high school football alumni can now call themselves college football champions.

The Sam Houston State Bearkats won their first-ever football championship in a 23-21 thriller Sunday in Frisco over the FCS No. 1-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, james.lacombe@galvnews.com or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews.

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