ABOUT THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: Mountain Grove improved to 6-1 and 4-1 in the South Central Association with a 55-0 shutout last week of Salem. …Both Trystan Short and Carter Otwell are averaging more than eight yards per carry and have 12 touchdowns apiece. Short had 102 rushes for 811 yards and Otwell had 85 carries for 687 yards. …Otwell had also competed 30 of 51 passes for 514 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. …”It will be assignment football against their option,” Houston coach Eric Sloan said.
TIGER TIDBITS: The Tigers lost both starting cornerbacks to injuries in their homecoming loss to Willow Springs. Evan Richardson was sidelined early with concussion-like symptoms. Noah Moseley left the game in the second half with chest pains.