Mylan Hawkins scored four touchdowns and rushed for an unofficial 158 yards to lead Smith-Cotton to a 32-12 victory over Moberly Friday night at Dr. Larry K. Noel-Spartan Stadium. His first touchdown came on a 19-yard run with 3:26 left in the first quarter. The Spartans tied it 6-6 on the next possession…..

Brad Boyer with the call of Collin Huffman’s 57-yard touchdown toss to Martez Nabors on KWIX-AM and The duo later connected on a 35-yard score in the fourth. The Spartans only trailed 12-6 at halftime and a Hawkins 28-yard TD run pushed the lead to 18-6 after three. Hawkins also scored on runs of 4 and 49 yards in the fourth quarter to build a 32-6 lead.

Moberly turned the ball over on their first two plays from scrimmage. Along with three turnovers for the game, the Spartans made two snap mistakes on punts and muffed a punt. Coach Cody McDowell said it looked like an inexperienced team on opening night…..

Moberly honored Sam Richardson and Ken Asbury with a “Red-Out” crowd. Diane Richardson donned her late husband’s 66 jersey number and joined the captains for the coin toss and a moment of silence…..

Cody McDowell and the Spartans will next visit Osage in a week two game that can be heard on KWIX. Smith-Cotton snapped a 10-game losing streak and will face Rock Bridge.

postgame interview with coach McDowell….