The Houston football team will face three new teams next season, highlighted by district newcomer Cuba.
The Tigers, coming off consecutive winless seasons, will begin 2008 with a road trip to rival Cabool. The Bulldogs dropped to Class 1 and will no longer compete in Houston’s district.
Week 2 has the Tigers traveling to newcomer Southern Boone. The Eagles were 1-9 this past season and won three times in 2006.
Houston begins the toughest stretch of the schedule in Week 3 when the Tigers face Ava on the road. After hosting Mountain Grove the following Friday, Houston travels to Thayer. Four of the Tigers’ first five games are on the road.
Another new opponent, Pleasant Hope, travels to Houston in Week 6. Like the Tigers, Pleasant Hope was winless in 2007 and managed just one victory in 2006.
After hosting Salem, Houston begins play in the newly aligned Class 2 District 9 at Willow Springs. The Tigers host Mountain View-Liberty in Week 9 before concluding the season at Cuba.
MHSHAA released its new football districts Friday that moved Cabool out of Houston’s district and Cuba in. The Wildcats were 3-7 this past season.
Cabool dropped to Class 1 District 3 with Thayer, Marionville and Miller.