Senior Chase McMullin and junior Everett Wood received multiple honors during the Smith-Cotton High football program’s awards night presentation.

McMullin received the Ralph “Stub” Dow Award as the team’s best back and was selected by the coaches as the Offensive Player of the Year.

Wood was the Defensive Player of the Year and joined McMullin on the KMZU Dream Team. Senior Dillan Kessing earned the Mark Johnson Academic Achievement Scholarship and the William “Bill” Noland Football Scholarship.

Joe Rodriguez won the Charles Van Dyne Award as the team’s top lineman and received the Caleb Stathem Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the family of a former S-C football player who died from injuries in a car wreck.

The team had 36 players earn varsity letters and 16 achieve Tiger Scholars designation for having a grade-point average of at least 3.0.

The award winners:

William “Bill” Noland Football Scholarship: Dillan Kessing
Charles Van Dyne Memorial Award: Joe Rodriguez
Ralph “Stub” Dow Award: Chase McMullin
Mark Johnson Academic Achievement Scholarship: Dillan Kessing
Caleb Stathem Memorial Scholarship: Joe Rodriguez
Scout Team Player of the Year: (tie) Josiah Oliver, Braxton Houchens
Special Teams Player of the Year: Wesley Morrison, kicker
Offensive Player of the Year: Chase McMullin, running back
Defensive Player of the Year: Everett Wood, linebacker
Academic All-State: Chase McMullin, Dillan Kessing, Wesley Morrison
KMZU Dream Team: Chase McMullin, Everett Wood
Central Missouri Activities All-Conference: Everett Wood, linebacker; Jaren Washington, defensive back
All-District, First Team: Chase McMullin, running back; Everett Wood, linebacker
All-District, Second Team: RL Barrett, defensive line; Jaren Washington, defensive back

In the photo: Smith-Cotton senior Chase McMullin (23) runs for a first down during the Tigers’ game against Moberly on Aug. 28 at Tiger Stadium. McMullin was named the Tigers Offensive Player of the Year and received the Ralph “Stub” Dow Award as the team’s best back for the 2020 season.

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