ABOUT THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: Salem improved to 2-0 last week with a 37-6 victory against Sumner. …Combined with its 26-6 Week 1 win against McDonald County, Salem has allowed a conference-low 12 points. …Salem scored four first-quarter touchdowns against Sumner and led 35-0 at the half. … Senior quarterback Zak Eplin had three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores. Three different players –– J.J. McGowan, Texas Nall and Jimmy Hobson –– had TD receptions. McGowan’s score was from 63 yards as time expired to end the first quarter. …Eli Floyd, who missed most of the opener with a knee injury, had his 19th interception of his career.

TIGER TIDBITS: Seven of Houston’s nine opponents are unbeaten through the first two weeks of the season. … Sophomore CJ Lee punted five times with an average of 35.2 yards against St. James. His long was a career-best 48 yards. …Connor Clifton led Houston with 12 tackles –– three assists –– in Friday’sgame.

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