The Missouri Football Coaches Association has recognized a pair of Smith-Cotton players as Class 5 All-State third-team players.
Senior lineman LJ Marsh was named All-State on the defensive line.
Senior defensive back Jake McFail was also named All-State. He intercepted two passes, deflected four others and made 97 tackles.
“I could not be more proud of these two young men,” S-C Head Coach Ryan Boyer said. “They worked very hard to earn this recognition. Our program has not had an All-State player since 2009. This is a great accomplishment for them individually and for our team as a whole.”
McFail was also honored as part of the Academic All-State team. He was joined on that team by running back Noah Aziere, kicker Blake Grupe, running back Carlton Homan, linebacker Jake Kindle and defensive back Jayce Simoncic.
“They are true examples of the ‘student athlete,’” Boyer said. “This group was able to get it done both in the classroom and on the field at a high level. I am so proud of them.”
In Class 1, Lincoln running back Heath Renno and defensive back Blake Roberts were named second-team All-State.
Sweet Springs defensive lineman Levi Miller and Windsor defensive back Trenton Johnson were named third-team All-State.