Siegel jumps on Summit early in 17-7 victory

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Siegel's Marcus Wilson runs through Summit defenders in the Rutherford County Jamboree. Photo by Ethan Scott/Murfreesboro Post

Despite losing some outstanding skill players, Siegel's offense looked sharp from the outset last Friday night in a 17-7 win over Summit over in the Rutherford County Jamboree.

"I think our kids gained some confidence," said Siegel coach Greg Wyant. "We came out did some good things. Some of our guys it was their first time under the lights."

The Stars got touchdown runs from Rodney Murray and Gabe Nelson, and placekicker John Smith booted a 33-yard field goal.

Wyant said Siegel's offensive line should be a strength this season, and he's overall pleased with the skill positions. The Stars are breaking a first-year quarterback in Brendan Crowell.

"We had some guys with not a lot of experience out some and they did some good things," Wyant said. "There was good learning out there. Our quarterback, Brendan Crowell is a first time starter. He had a great spring and summer and I thought he did a great job coming in our commanding our offense. I was real proud of him for that."

Wyant also had high praise for the Stars' offensive line.

"It all starts up front with our line," We have two seniors and three juniors. We kind of look funny out there. Our two tackles are 6-6 and 5-8. They're good group."

Siegel struggled last season mightily defensively, but Wyant said he's sees improvement.

"We feel like we're making strides," he said. "It starts with our linebackers. Dalton Frantz is our bell cow and has done an incredible job so for leading our defense."

Siegel opens the season on Thursday night at home against defending state champion Ravenwood.

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