Archambault scored on runs of 1 and 47 yards, and added another score on a 51-yard run after a shovel pass from quarterback Caleb Reed. Reed also connected with fellow junior Blake Jackson for a 12-yard, acrobatic touchdown pass. Sophomore Blake Grupe was 4-for-4 in extra point attempts.
Concerning his first victory as head coach, Boyer said: “It feels great. We came out and did some things really well. Came out a little tight, a little nervous. Second half we turned it over a little bit, but one thing we were very pleased with is that we stuck together and were able to force turnovers back. We feel like we are really coming together as a team.”
The Tigers (1-1) next play Warrensburg for the Silver Tiger Trophy at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Jennie Jaynes Stadium.
In the top photo: Junior wide receiver Blake Jackson soars over a Marshall defender to haul in a 12-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Smith-Cotton’s 28-14 win over Marshall on Aug. 29 at Jennie Jaynes Stadium. It was the second consecutive game that Jackson and quarterback Caleb Reed have connected for a score.
At right. Smith-Cotton Head Football Coach Ryan Boyer consults with quarterback Caleb Reed after Reed turned the ball over on a backward pass. Photos courtesy Sedalia School District 200.