Siegel’s high-powered offense didn’t let up.
The fourth-ranked Stars sped past Ooltewah 47-7 Friday night at James N. Monroe Stadium to remain undefeated and extend their streak of games won under mercy rule to four.
“That’s just a bunch of luxury cars running over there,” Ooltewah coach Shannon Williams said of Siegel’s skilled position players. “If you get one guy out of place they are going to hit you right there. When they hit it, they are going to take it to the house.”
Siegel (4-0) finished with 506 total yards to Ooltewah’s 288. Quarterback Brent Stockstill was 16-of-22 passing for 215 yards and three touchdown passes. He also ran seven times for 116 yards and a touchdown.
“I was just working on that this week — running with a little more balance, making things happen,” Stockstill said. “I tried to utilize that a little bit. It worked all right for us. The offensive line did a good job opening things up (Friday night).”
Siegel scored twice in its first 10 offensive plays. Stockstill began the first drive with a 42-yard pass completion to Martin on a corner route to set up Harding’s 8-yard TD run on the next play.
Stockstill and Martin had worked on the corner route during practice this past week.
“We wanted to get on them early,” Martin said. “We’ve been working on that all week, because we knew we could execute it. We wanted to try and get them down quick. That’s what we did.”
Martin caught five passes for 77 yards and teammate Dominique Gooch had five catches for 84 yards.
Ooltewah quarterback Brody Binder was 9-of-26 passing for 129 yards. Mike J. Williams had six catches for 86 yards.
Martin made it 14-0 with 7:03 left in the first quarter after he capped a 57-yard drive with a 10-yard TD catch from Stockstill.
Ooltewah answered, driving 95 yards to cut it to 14-7 on Binder’s 31-yard pass to Williams. Harrison Reed’s 32-yard field goal extended the Siegel lead to 17-7 with 6:39 left in the first half.
Ooltewah’s T.J. Davis broke a 42-yard run before he was brought down at the Siegel 3, but injured an ankle on the play. Davis, who finished with 88 of the Owls’ 159 rushing yards, didn’t return.
Minus Davis, the Owls couldn’t punch it into the end zone. Ooltewah turned the ball over when Desmond Pittman turned the ball over in the end zone on fourth-and-goal.
“We wanted to try and get a score,” Shannon Williams said. “The kids really wanted to run the ball. Truthfully, I knew this was not going to be a field-goal game. We needed to score touchdowns when we got down there.
“The kid ran hard, but left it up to the officials. Whether, he fumbled it or not (before he entered the end zone), I don’t know. The ball went out of his hands.”
Siegel made it a 14-point swing when Stockstill took advantage of the Owls’ blunder, driving down 80 yards on nine plays, capping the drive with a 22-yard TD to Martin.
“It was a great goal line stand,” Siegel coach Greg Wyant said. “We always tell our kids if you can get them down, make them snap it again. You never know what’s going to happen.”
Stockstill scored on a 22-yard run to make it 34-7 with 8:34 left in the third. Gooch caught an 8-yard TD pass from Stockstill and Andre Knox had a 3-yard TD run for Siegel.