MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Houston eighth-grade football team defeated Mountain Grove 22-12 Thursday night in the season opener.

Chris Cichon had touchdown runs of 30, 10 and 29 yards for the Tigers (1-0). Ty Franklin had a two-point conversion run and pass to Sonny Crawford.

The Houston seventh-grade football team lost 38-0. The teams are coached by Todd McKinney, Rodney Preheim and Lonnie Lee.

WATCH ONLINE: There were more than 3,000 live views of last week’s game online. You can view this week’s matchup with Thayer at The pregame show starts at 6:45 p.m. and features interviews with Sloan and assistant coach Boulder McKinney. After the game, coach Eric Sloan’s interview will play live on the Houston Herald’s Facebook page.

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