Siegel remains perfect at 6-0

Siegel remains perfect at 6-0

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Siegel remains perfect at 6-0

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A slow start was the only thing that marred homecoming and another victory for the Siegel Stars on Friday night.

The No. 2-ranked Stars defeated the Ravenwood Raptors 42-0 Friday to improve to 6-0 on the season. But in the first quarter, the Stars faced a fired-up Ravenwood team searching for its first win of the season, and they struggled at first.

“We came out with some enthusiasm,” said Ravenwood coach Joe Rietveld. “We came up with a turnover and had a chance to go up 3-0 (but missed a field goal). We just couldn’t match that in the second quarter.”

Siegel’s first play of the game resulted in an interception. Ravenwood had good field position after the turnover, but couldn’t convert after missing a 32-yard field goal.

On Siegel’s next two possessions, penalties backed the Stars up and forced them into third-and-long situations which they weren’t able to convert.

“I think the homecoming week, coach told us not to let us get to us, but I think we kind of did,” said Siegel receiver Tae Martin, who had a touchdown reception and 92 receiving yards. “I think the second half, we got it together, we came out strong.”

The Stars got things going on the first play of the second quarter. Quarterback Brent Stockstill hooked up with Dominique Gooch for a 35-yard touchdown pass.

The Stars scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter to go up 28-0 at the half. Denzel Harding scored on a 26-yard run, Martin caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Stockstill, and the Siegel senior quarterback had an 18-yard touchdown run.

“We got distracted by homecoming and a lot of different things,” said coach Greg Wyant. “We didn’t play very well in the beginning. I was proud of how we responded, but we can’t beat good football teams starting out with how we started out tonight.”

The Stars added two more touchdowns in the second half as the clock continued to run due to the TSSAA mercy rule. Tight end John Simpson caught a two-yard touchdown pass, and Marquion Roper had a 68-yard interception return for a touchdown.

“We’ve still got work to do,” said Wyant. “There were too many distractions. I didn’t do a good job of getting the team ready tonight.”

Stockstill completed 14 of 25 passes for 204 passes and also rushed for 96 yards to lead the Stars.

The Stars host Oakland Friday night in a District 7-AAA match. Last year, Oakland defeated Siegel in overtime.

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