HMS 8th-grade offense
With quarterback Karson Walker under center, the Houston Middle School 8th-grade football team's offense lines up for a play during a shutout win over Cabool Thursday in Tiger Stadium. Credit: EMILY HONEYCUTT | HOUSTON HERALD

In a pair of home games Thursday night in Tiger Stadium, the Houston Middle School football teams were both winners against Cabool.

Houston’s 7th-grade team beat the visiting Bulldogs 20-12 and the 8th-graders posted a 38-0 shutout.

The Tigers 7th-graders score in the first quarter on a 3-yard touchdown run by Shawn Thompson and a 2-point conversion run by Braxton Foster. Houston struck again the second quarter on a 3-yard TD run by Kane Crawford had a 3 yard touchdown run and got another TD in the fourth period on a 2-yard run by Crawford.

Houston’s 8th-grade squad led 16-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Tigers got on the board with a 25-yard touchdown run by quarterback Karson Walker, and tacked on 2 more points with a conversion run by D.J. Riley. 

Riley then had a 31-yard TD run in the period, and Walker passed to Randale Dodd for a 2-point conversion. 

In the second quarter, Walker found Dodd again for a 68-yard touchdown pass, followed by a 2-point run by Mason Dodson. 

Defensive linemen with the Houston Middle School 8th-grade team advance during the fourth quarter of Tigers’ shutout victory over Cabool Thursday night in Tiger Stadium. From left, Steven Shriver (52), Carston Parmentor (63) and Rocky Dailing (70). EMILY HONEYCUTT | HOUSTON HERALD

Houston held a commanding 32-0 lead at halftime after Riley had a 44-yard touchdown reception from Walker and Jakeb Mohr ran in the 2-point conversion. 

Houston score again in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard run by Jacob Lee. 

Defensively, Riley had an interception.

Next up for the two HMS teams is a trip Thursday to Mountain View to face Liberty.

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