The Smith-Cotton Tigers hit the road Friday night to Pleasant Hill in search of their third win in a row, but the Tigers found it pretty tough going in the first half.

The Tigers, who had only 74 total yards in the first half, got down 17-0, before Blake Grupe hit a 40-yard field goal late in the first half to make it 17-3 at the break. But it was all Smith-Cotton, however, going into the second half, S-C with 24 unanswered points, the last of which was a nice 48-yard run by Brice Pannier.

The PAT kick was good, and the Tigers took their only lead of the ball game at that point, 24-17, after shutting out the Roosters in the second half.

Late in the ball game, though, a good run back by Pleasant Hill after the Pannier touchdown and a nice 52-yard pass play. And the Roosters chose to go for two and a 25-24 win for Pleasant Hill on their Homecoming.

The Tigers are now 2-2 on the season. They return to Sedalia for Homecoming next Friday night at Tiger Stadium to host Nevada. The pre-game show with Al McCurdy starts at 6:40 p.m. on 92.3 Bob-FM, with the kickoff at 7.

In the action photo: Smith-Cotton defensive end Chandler Koetting (85) tackles Pleasant Hill quarterback Dalton Bach with help from safety Nate McFail in the second quarter of Friday's game at Pleasant Hill. (Photo courtesy Sedalia School District 200)