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
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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