Siegel's Stockstill sits out practice

Siegel's Stockstill sits out practice

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Siegel's Stockstill sits out practice

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MURFREESBORO

Brent Stockstill had a career night at quarterback a week ago, throwing for nearly 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Siegel’s 53-7 rout of Franklin.

However, his playing status for Friday is up in the air.

Stockstill, a senior left-hander, did not practice Tuesday as the Stars (1-0) prepare for Friday night’s non-district home contest with Lincoln County (0-1). Stockstill, who is the son of MTSU coach Rick Stockstill, attended practice in a long T-shirt and shorts while wearing flip flops.

Siegel coach Greg Wyant downplayed the absence of Stockstill in practice. He chose not to give a reason and said he didn’t know his status for this week’s game.

However, Stockstill didn’t throw a pass with his left arm during the practice. He did throw a couple of right-handed passes during a defensive session.

Stockstill supported his teammates throughout the practice, helping backup quarterbacks Dakota Crane and Jay Melton throughout the practice with play calls.

Stockstill was 16-of-20 passing for 288 yards with two touchdowns. He also ran for 41 yards. He had 250 yards passing in the first half alone. His previous best was 189 yards passing against Independence in a Week 9 win in 2011.

Stockstill currently has college offers from Memphis, Texas Tech, Toledo, Western Michigan and UT-Chattanooga.

Melton scored on a 4-yard TD run in the fourth quarter in relief. He finished with four carries for 24 yards. Crane had three carries for 34 yards. Neither Melton or Crane threw a pass against Franklin.

Melton and Crane have never thrown a pass in a varsity contest. However, Crane was the quarterback for the Stars during spring practice as Stockstill and Melton each were playing baseball.

Stockstill split time at quarterback in 2011 with former Star Treyton Harris. Stockstill threw for 1,084 yards with four touchdowns. He did miss a portion of this past season due to a knee injury.

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