Moberly And Smith-Cotton Meet Again To Lead Off The Season

For the eighth time, Moberly and Smith-Cotton will meet on the gridiron to lead off the season Friday night, at Dr. Larry K. Noel-Spartan Stadium. The Tigers from Sedalia lead the closely contested series 4-to-3.

Cody McDowell enters his ninth season leading Spartan Football. He also coaches an experienced offensive line…..

The O-Line is led by returning All-NCMC selections in senior Gage Fallaw and 6-5, 300-pound junior Devin Snow. McDowell expects senior kicker Micah Land will be a factor this season…..

Last year, Moberly led Smith-Cotton 21-7 early in the fourth quarter, before the Tigers rallied behind Mylan Hawkins for a one-point win. The senior running back has scored seven touchdowns the last two games against the Spartans. Second year Smith-Cotton coach Josh Gray says Hawkins is a great leader….

McDowell says Hawkins is elusive and hard to find….

In the middle of the Smith-Cotton offensive line is 6-3, 400-pound center Aeshione Brown. Gray believes a foundation was laid during a 2-8 season…..

Three of the seven meetings between Moberly and Smith-Cotton have been decided by one point and five of the games by one score. Due to the heat, kickoff at Dr. Larry K. Noel-Spartan Stadium is pushed back to 8:00. Brad and Cord Hagedorn will have the call tonight on KWIX and starting at 7:40. Our studio pregame show will start at 7:25.