Wildcats and Lions Tonight from Jim Finks Field
Salem is coming off a 49-0 loss last Saturday at Clifton Central. The Wildcats gave up twenty-eight points off of turnovers in that loss. Salem played the Comets with a brand new backfield after injuries in the Shrine Game.
Talking about this week of practice, Salem Head Coach Kevin Greene says one of those week-one starters will return against the Lions, while Salem will have the third different starting quarterback in as many games.
"We've had a decent week. We got Paul Moskal back this week, so that gave our offense a little bit of energy. We're going to mix up the quarterback position a little bit this week and give Riley Martin, our sophomore left-hander a few reps back there. We're just trying to work to get better, so we've had a decent week."
Carterville scored late in their 36-35 win over St. Joseph-Ogden last Saturday to improve to 2-0 on the season. Lions Head Coach Dennis Drust says the team has a mentality and a level of confidence they didn't have last year when they started 0-2.
"That's a different situation than what we've been in the last two years. The last two years we've been 0-2 going into this game, and now we're 2-0. It's a different mindset for the Lions."
Salem hosts Carterville with kickoff at 7pm from Jim Finks Field. The Schmidt Ford of Salem Wildcat Pregame show begins at 6:40 on 100.1 FM WJBD and WJBDRadio.com
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