With a three-touchdown outburst in just over three minutes of the second quarter, the Houston Middle School seventh-grade football team blanked Cabool 20-0 Thursday in Tiger Stadium.

Houston got on the board with 4:52 left in the first half on a 49-yard touchdown run up the left side by Javon Ross.

Javon on it

Houston defensive back Javon Ross lays hands on Cabool quarterback Blaine Davis during the first quarter of the seventh-grade Tigers' win on Thursday.

After Ezekiel Grange recovered a fumble by Cabool quarterback Blaine Davis, the Tigers struck again a short time later on a 26-yard touchdown run by Alex Meyer. When Meyer tacked on a 2-point conversion run, Houston was up 14-0.

The Tigers regained possession late in the second quarter, and took the ball deep into Bulldog territory with time running down. With 2 seconds left in the half, Meyer entered the end zone again on a 7-yard TD run and the final score was in place at 20-0.

Houston’s eighth-grade squad fell to Cabool, 28-0.

The HMS teams play next Thursday at Liberty.

Alex gains yards

Houston running back Alex Meyer carries the ball in traffic during the seventh-grade Tigers' win over Cabool Thursday in Tiger Stadium.

Meyer scores 2

Houston's Alex Meyer carries the ball on his way to scoring a 2-point conversion during the seventh-grade Tigers' win Thursday in Tiger Stadium.

Alex scores

Houston running back Alex Meyer (12) is spun around just as he enters the end zone for a touchdown after running 26 yards during the second quarter of the seventh-grade Tigers' win over Cabool Thursday in Tiger Stadium.

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