The Wildcat defense gang-tackles Lions QB Michael Aschemann. (Photo Courtesy Greg Maxey/SCHS Wildcat Sports Photos)
Salem Senior Evan Maxey keeps his feet in bounds on a catch at the sideline in the fourth quarter. Salem scored on the next play. (Photo Courtesy Greg Maxey/SCHS Wildcat Sports Photos)
Salem Senior Seth Crain advances forward in the first quarter of Friday's game versus Carterville. (Photo Courtesy Greg Maxey/SCHS Wildcat Sports Photos)
Wildcats Fall to 0-3 with Loss to CartervilleThe Carterville Lions scored on the third play of the game and ran to a 41-6 win over the Salem Wildcats Friday night at Jim Finks Field.
Carterville racked up over 350 yards rushing, with quarterback Michael Aschemann and tailback Phillip Frangello accounting for a bulk of the yardage. Frangello carried the ball eleven times for 161 yards and three touchdowns. Aschemann galloped for 137 yards and two scores on twelve carries.
The Lions scored 21 points off of three Wildcat turnovers, as Salem quarterback Riley Martin threw two interceptions and fumbled one snap. Martin did some good things in his first varsity start, completing 16 of 38 passes for 146 yards. Martin's favorite target was Seth Crain, who caught seven passes for 73 yards. Evan Maxey grabbed seven passes for 53 yards.
Salem's rushing game never got rolling as four Wildcats got banged up in the game. Gavin Liddle scored Salem's lone touchdown on a two-yard scamper with 7:28 to play in the game.
The Wildcats are now 0-3 and begin Apollo Conference play next week when the Paris Tigers visit Salem.
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