Smith-Cotton Tigers Football
The Smith-Cotton Tigers finished the 2017 regular season unbeaten at 9-0. They earned the No. 1 seed for districts and will host the winner of the Belton/Hickman first-round game on Oct. 27 at Tiger Stadium.
Smith-Cotton captured its second West Central Conference football title in three years by going on the road to defeat Center, 43-32. Senior Gauge Young had three touchdown runs and senior Zach Powell had two, including a 95-yard kickoff return for a score. Sophomore Brett Grupe added field goals of 27 and 38 yards.