The Oakland Patriots (3-0, 1-0) began region play with a 69-16 home shellacking of the Siegel Stars (0-3, 0-1) at Oakland Friday night.
The Patriots scored on every offensive possession, including touchdowns on their final four plays.
The Patriots have now opened the season outscoring their first three opponents 214-30, an unprecedented 60 point average margin of victory.
“It’s crazy,” Oakland senior DeArre McDonald said. “We don’t do anything different than anybody else, we just work harder. We go at it Monday through Thursday and what we’re doing is coming to light. People better get used to it because that’s the way it is.”
Leading the way was transfer quarterback Kody Sparks, who threw for 181 yards and four touchdowns, while adding a fifth on the ground.
“This is a big rivalry,” Sparks said. “There has been stuff on Twitter all week. I try to stay out of all that and keep my team focused on the game and go out there and let our helmets and the scoreboard do the talking.
“Everything we want to happen is going good. We haven’t punted since our first possession of the season so we are doing pretty well. We are just trying to work on throwing when we want to and running when we want to and not when we have to.”
Sparks connected with Antonio Patterson, DD Anderson and twice with McDonald, normally known as a defensive standout, but showing his worth in the offensive scheme.
“I’ve always loved offense but I’ve been good at defense,” McDonald said. “Being able to show that I can play offense is standing out. I’m not just a defensive player and I think I proved it tonight.”
Patterson had three touchdowns on the night for Oakland. In fact, he scored every time he touched the ball on runs of 48 and 27 and a 47-yard reception.
The Patriot running attack accounted for two more scores, a 2-yard punch for Tim Pannell and an 84-yard sprint for Cameron Crutchfield on the final Oakland play of the game. However, the run by Crutchfield wasn’t the Patriots’ longest scoring play as Victor Stephenson added a 98-yard kick return.
The Oakland defense kept Siegel on the wrong side of the 50 most of the night, sacking Stars’ quarterback Tucker Sears four times and allowing just 42 yards passing.
The Stars did amass 218 yards rushing that included two huge touchdown runs of 62 and 70 yards by Julian Walton and Cam McGuire, respectively. Walton had 126 yards on the night.