Houston junior Austin Schock is tripped up after a catch in the regular-season finale against Liberty.

A game-by-game recap of Houston High School’s football season:

WEEK 1 vs. HOLLISTER

Failing to convert a fourth-and-inches at the goal line proved costly in Houston’s 26-22 season-opening loss to Hollister. The Tigers had more total yards and five more first downs but it did not add up to a victory. Senior Ty Wilkins had 15 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown to lead the HHS ground attack. Fullback Stetson Welch added 66 yards and a pair of scores.

WEEK 2 at ST. JAMES

St. James scored 18 unanswered points in the second half and pulled away for a 36-18 victory. The game was tied 6-6, 12-12 and 18-18 before HHS turned the ball over on the 13-yard line with a chance to make it 24-all. Senior Scott Logan, who had a 59-yard touchdown run, led Houston with 11 carries for 113 yards. Wilkins added 102 rushing yards, 74 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

WEEK 3 at SALEM

Houston had trouble finishing drives in a 52-19 loss to Salem. The Tigers made four trips into the red zone without points and another time were stopped on the Salem 30-yard line. Scott Logan had 75 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown to lead the HHS ground game. Quarterback Nathan Poynter added a career-best 59 rushing yards.

WEEK 4 vs. CABOOL

Cabool was the first team to slow Houston’s offense in a 20-7 victory. After averaging 355 yards through three games, the Tigers had 64 at the half and finished 104 yards under their average. HHS finally got going in the second half behind a new-look formation. But the Tigers only converted one of their four trips inside the red zone into points as they couldn’t erase the deficit.

WEEK 5 vs. THAYER

Five Houston turnovers, including an interception just 55 seconds into the game on the Tigers’ first possession, led to Thayer’s 41-20 victory. Scott Logan led Houston with 74 rushing yards. Senior Malachi Sawyer added 49 and Wilkins had 38 rushing and another 45 receiving. All three had fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns for the Tigers.

WEEK 6 at AVA

Houston was held to a season-low 167 yards of total offense and kept out of the end zone until the fourth quarter for the second straight week in a 40-6 loss at Ava. Matt Knarr had two carries for 55 yards to lead the HHS offense. Stetson Welch, who returned after missing one game due to an illness, added 36 yards.

WEEK 7 vs. WILLOW SPRINGS

It was an exciting start for both teams as they combined for four touchdowns in the opening 5 minutes, 20 seconds before the Bears pulled away for a 34-26 victory. The Tigers rejuvenated their offense by moving leading rusher Scott Logan from wing back to quarterback. He rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown and also threw a pair of touchdown passes.

WEEK 8 at MTN. GROVE

The Tigers’ defense was a menace to the state-ranked Panthers in a 30-14 loss. Houston recovered six fumbles and led for the first 14 minutes following an early safety. HHS had seven tackles for losses. Senior Kolby Walker led the defensive charge with a season-best 19 tackles.

WEEK 9 vs. LIBERTY

Houston was successful slowing Liberty’s running game. But the Tigers had little luck against Eagles’ passing attack as they cruised to a 55-6 win. Poynter was 8-of-23 passing for 104 yards. He had a 61-yard touchdown pass to Wilkins in the first quarter. It was the final home game for seniors Wilkins, Walker, Sawyer, Scott Logan and Matthew Vasseur.

WEEK 10 at LIBERTY

Defending district champion Liberty flexed its championship muscle by scoring eight times in the opening 19 minutes and cruising past the Tigers 61-7 in the first round of Class 2 District 3. Wilkins had 12 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown in his final game for the Tigers. Knarr added 51 yards on the ground.

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