|Siegel High School left little doubt Friday night as they dressed 90 players and totally dominated a frightfully slow Lincoln County team to a 49–0 victory.
The final score hid the fact that this could have been a lot worse.
With quarterback Brent Stockstill injured, reserves Dakota Crane and Jay Melton were both outstanding. Both served up touchdown passes, and Melton added another one on the ground from 23 yards out.
Both quarterbacks, and Collin Stoecker as well, ran a very efficient quick huddle offense that simply overwhelmed the Falcons.
Crane's touchdown pass was for 61 yards to Weston Hayes and Melton's was for 28 yards to Dominique Gooch.
What was even worse for Lincoln County, the Stars kept giving the pigskin to running back Denzel Harding, who had a big rushing night with touchdown runs of 67, 11, 5 and 31 yards.
As if they needed another weapon, the Stars have one in kicker Harrison Reed, who put a couple of kick offs into the end zone and was 7 of 7 on extra points.
Lincoln County, coached by MTSU All-American Don Thomas, could never get much going.
One reason was the solid Star defense led by Jamison Frazier, John A. Simpson, Logan Elliott, Brandon Webb, Damien Clark, Nick Peters, Deionte Ewing, Shawn McKnight and Isaiah Gooch.
The defensive backs were seldom tested as the Falcons did little passing, but Austin Williams picked off a pass late in the game.
Lincoln County has now been shutout two weeks in a row.
After Melton's third quarter touchdown, the mercy clock took over, and Siegel ended with the shutout, leaving the Stars with a 2-0 record.
This week might be more difficult for the Siegel players. They are set to play Blackman High School, which is also 2-0, on Friday, Aug. 31, in Murfreesboro.