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Thu, Dec 25, 2014

INSIDE SPORTS: Stars shine on road, Warriors dominate

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The Siegel Stars (3-0) passed their first major district test this past Friday by going on the road in front of a big crowd at Blackman’s Inferno (2-1) and winning by a final score of 42-7.

This certainly tells both teams exactly where they are in the district race.

Siegel has now scored almost 150 points in three games and topped 400 yards of offense against a tough BHS squad.

The Thursday night home game didn’t turn out well for Eagleville (1-2) as they suffered a 25-20 district loss to rival Moore County. What a difference a year makes. Eagleville won every close game they had last year. This loss happened in the last few seconds and certainly won’t help as the Eagles travel to always tough Collinwood on Friday.

Every five years La Vergne (1-2) beats Oakland (1-2) and this was the year. In front of the home crowd, the Wolverines got an early 12-0 lead and held on for a 24-21 win.

La Vergne never trailed as senior running back Darryl James rushed for more than 200 yards.

La Vergne got to celebrate the win despite never converting an extra point or 2-point conversion attempt. The Blue and White got the win because of their hard-nosed play and they capitalized on a ton of Oakland mistakes.

Riverdale (3-0) did what was expected (at least this year) and dominated a young and inexperienced 3-0 Smyrna team 42-13 as the Warriors struck for three early touchdowns at the Dog Pound.

RHS will play host to Maplewood this Friday and then the first “game of the year” will follow as the Warriors will travel to Siegel on Sept. 14. Both teams will likely be undefeated.

Although games details were unknown at press deadline, we do know that MTCS was no match for the Cascade Champions as the Cougars saw their record fall to 0-3.

Nothing is easy for the Cougars as they almost go to North Carolina to take on Cosby Friday.

CORRECTION: In last week’s 49-0 Siegel win over Lincoln County I misidentified a player.

It was actually senior free safety Hayden Marshall (37) who intercepted a Falcon pass and had a long runback for the Stars. I hate to get a name wrong. My apologies to Hayden.
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Blackman, Eagleville, Football, High School, Inside Sports, La Vergne, MTCS, Oakland, Prep Football, Riverdale, Siegel, Smyrna
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