Houston football coach Eric Sloan asked for cowbells and chaos from the fans for last week’s home opener. He got it, and he is ready for more of it.
Sloan said he hopes for another rowdy crowd tonight at Tiger Stadium as Houston (2-0) hosts Salem (1-1). Kickoff is 7 p.m.
“I hope everyone continues to support us and brings cowbells,” Sloan said. “I hope they are loud, chaotic and have a good time. It’s a lot of fun right now. I’m glad the community is able to enjoy it.”
Sloan thanked the red-and-black clad HHS fans assisting in his team’s 36-35 victory last week against St. James. The Tigers erased a 22-point fourth-quarter deficit for their first 2-0 start since 2008.
“Early fourth quarter, you could really start to feel the impact on the sidelines,” Sloan said. “They played the ultimate 12th man. The momentum got going, and I think the crowd was a big part of that.”
Attendance will again be free for all fans at tonight’s game through business sponsorships. This week, the bill was paid by The Eatin Place, Flower Auto Parts, M&M Auto Sales, Justin Shelby – State Farm, Russell Gaither, Jay’s Auto & Towing LLC and VIP Properties.
Houston has lost 34 straight matchups with Salem dating back to a 19-6 win in 1980.
Tonight’s HHS football game will again be streamed online at www.houstonherald.com/live. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m.