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Salem senior Jake Joyner makes a solid open field tackle Friday night against Paris. (Photo Courtesy: Greg Maxey/SCHS Wildcat Sports Photos)

Salem's Nick Conklin catches a 5yd touchdown pass from Riley Martin late in the first half versus Paris. (Photo Courtesy: Greg Maxey/SCHS Wildcat Sports Photos)

Salem senior tailback Paul Moskal carries the ball Friday night against Paris. Moskal rushed for 277 yards and there scores against the Tigers. (Photo Courtesy: Greg Maxey/SCHS Wildcat Sports Photos)

Wildcats Start Apollo Schedule with Win

Salem senior Paul Moskal galloped for 277 yards on 36 carries to lead the Wildcats to a 32-15 win over the Paris Tigers.

Moskal scored three touchdowns in Salem's first win of the season. The first touchdown was a fourteen yard scamper off the left side with 3:07 left in the first quarter. Moskal added five-yard and three-yard touchdown runs in the second half.

Sophomore Riley Martin threw the first two touchdown passes of his varsity career, finding Seth Crain on a 25-yard touch pass midway through the second quarter and Nick Conklin on a five-yard strike in the final minute of the first half.

Martin's lone mistake was a pass in the flats intended for Evan Maxey. The route was jumped by Paris' Riley Spencer and returned 58 yards for a Tiger touchdown.

Salem won the turnover battle, as the Wildcats recovered a fumble in the first half and Triston Holmes came away with two interceptions for the Wildcats.

Salem, who is now 1-3, 1-0 in the Apollo Conference, travels to Effingham next Friday night.

Click HERE for more of Greg Maxey's photography from the game.

Click HERE for pictures of the Marching Wildcats' halftime showcase.

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