SEDALIA — A steady rushing attack along with a stingy defense by Smith-Cotton ended Washington's football season Friday in Sedalia.

Playing in the opening round of Class 5 District 4, fourth-seeded Smith-Cotton knocked off fifth-seeded Washington, 36-7.

The Tigers (4-6) visit top-seeded Camdenton (8-1) in the district semifinals Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Washington (2-8) never got anything going consistently on either side of the ball.

The Blue Jays led 7-0 after one quarter, but were outscored 36-0 for the remainder of the contest.

Washington got on the scoreboard first when Kyle Summers ran 15 yards for a touchdown to make the score 7-0 with 32 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

The Tigers tied the game with 5:42 left in the second quarter on a two-yard touchdown run on fourth down by Dakota Brown, who barely crossed the goal line for a score.

Smith-Cotton scored nine points in the final 21 seconds of the first half.

A 30-yard field goal by Chance McMullin gave the Tigers a 10-7 lead with 21 seconds left in the second quarter.

Washington then got the ball back after recovering an onside kick.

After the Blue Jays ran a couple of plays, time appeared to run out in the first half, but Washington called a timeout with two seconds left.

Half of Smith-Cotton's team was off the field and toward the locker room, but was called back for the final play.

Washington then attempted a hook-and-ladder, which was broken up and recovered by Smith-Cotton's McMullin, who raced 45 yards for a touchdown to make the score 16-7 at intermission.

The final play of the first half turned out to be a momentum killer for the Blue Jays.

The Tigers put the game away in the third quarter and early into the fourth, outscoring the Blue Jays 20-0 in a span covering 12:05.

Quarterback Caleb Reed tossed a 44-yard touchdown pass to McMullin and Jacob Weeks ran nine yards for a score to increase the lead to 30-7 after three quarters.

Just five seconds into the fourth quarter, Brown ran 10 yards for a score to make the score 36-7.

McMullin and Brown both scored two touchdowns for Smith-Cotton.

Playing in his final game of his WHS career, Summers carried the ball 22 times for 133 yards and scored the the team's lone touchdown.

Box Score

Washington 7-0-0-0=7

Smith-Cotton 0-16-14-6=36

First Quarter

W-Kyle Summers 15 run (Aaron Meyer kick), :32

Second Quarter

S- Dakota Brown 2 run (Chance McMullin kick), 5:42

S-McMullin 30 FG, :21

S-McMullin 45 fumble return (kick failed), :00

Third Quarter

S-McMullin 44 pass from Caleb Reed (McMullin kick), 8:31

S-Jacob Weeks 9 run (McMullin kick), 4:00

Fourth Quarter

S-Brown 10 run (kick failed), 11:55