(8-19-17) Former Kenton (Ohio) Wildcat QB Alex Huston (Sr) threw for eight touchdowns and completed 38-of-46 passes for 587 yards , including five in the first half and 345 yards passing, as Glendale (Mo) beat Joplin 54-25 in the opening game of the season for both teams.

Former Kenton Head Coach and now the Glendale Head Coach Mike Mauk told the Joplin Globe after the game:

“Alex stepped up and made some great throws. Our guys gave him just enough time because Joplin put a lot of pressure on him with their defensive game plan. Us being able to continue scoring in the second half really won the game because I don’t think we stopped them in the second half.”

Houston had help on the sideline, Mauk’s son Maty made his coaching debut on the Falcons sideline. Mauk, who just finished his college career, holds numerous national high school passing records when he played at Kenton and was Ohio’s Mr. Football his senior season