Smith-Cotton Tigers baseball player Gavin Jones is this week’s Bryan Jenkins State Farm Athlete of the Week.

Sedalia School District 200

Jones, shown with Jenkins, is a senior and holds down the infield at shortstop for the Tigers. After smashing a couple home runs last week Jones is hitting .480 in the cleanup spot.

Jones is not only a leader on the field, but also is involved in FBLA, Leadership Sedalia and most recently received Academic All-State recognition in baseball.

He plans to play for the Sedalia Bombers this summer and then attend State Fair Community College and play on the Roadrunners baseball team this fall.

Each week, alternating between Smith-Cotton and Sacred Heart high schools, local State Farm agent Bryan Jenkins honors an outstanding local student-athlete.

Additionally, seniors receiving the weekly honor are eligible to apply for the Bryan Jenkins State Farm Athlete of the Week $250 Scholarship.