"Our guys are very excited,'' Snyder said, "and they're excited about playing Cabell Midland Friday night. They actually believe they can play with anybody.''
The last time Nitro started out with a victory was 2008. But the Wildcats got a workmanlike effort from sophomore running back Brayden Underwood, who carried 27 times for 234 yards and three TDs.
Nitro seeks a 2-0 start Friday when it visits Hurricane.
Hoover, meanwhile, had gone longer than the other two without an opening-game win. The Huskies' last Week 1 victory came in 2006.
They rode the efforts of junior running back Shaun Dotson, who rushed for 174 yards and three TDs against Scott and caught four passes for 104 yards, including a 52-yard scoring reception.
The Huskies get a chance to double their victory total Friday with a Cardinal Conference home game against Chapmanville.
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