Warren County’s football road trip to Murfreesboro where they faced the Siegel High School Stars for their second meeting ever ended much the same as the first. The Pioneers lost 45-7.
Pioneer fans might remember the first meeting a year ago. The Warren County Pioneer football team played host to the Siegel Stars and lost 44-14. During the game, Siegel’s Baylor Bramble reported his head hurt and he was put in an ambulance and sent to the Warren County airport where he was life-flighted to Nashville. He went into critical condition and required emergency surgery to save his life.
Bramble was present Friday night as he was honored by fellow teammates and fans during the school’s senior night. Although he is still recovering, he regularly attends Star home games and is still listed on their roster.
Warren County had first possession, but went three-and-out, punting to Siegel. The Stars went on a drive from their own 30-yard line and four first downs later Siegel’s Marcus Wilson went the last 10 yards into the end zone.
On the Pioneers subsequent possession, the Stars snatched a pick-six when Caleb Ownby found himself the recipient of a Pioneer QB Isaiah Grayson pass. Both PATs were good, as they would be all night off the foot of Stars kicker Jacob Smith, and Siegel jumped off to a 14-0 lead.
Unfortunately for the Pioneers, the Stars kept scoring on every possession in the first half except one. Warren County finally got on the board when Grayson connected with McCall Turner for a picture-perfect 80-yard TD pass but by halftime the deficit was just too much at 42-7.
The Pioneers seemed energized by the touchdown just before the half, but couldn’t find the needed offense to mount a comeback. Siegel was held to just 3 more points in the third quarter and neither team posted any points in the fourth. The game clock went on continuous run due to Siegel’s large lead, shortening second-half play.
“It was the tale of two cities,” said Warren County coach Tom Moore. “We couldn’t get the quarterback in a good position, and had some dropped passes. We’re looking ahead toward the playoffs and hope to surprise them a little bit.”
Warren County (2-7, 1-5) has been struggling with the Murfreesboro schools and still has one more road game facing Blackman High School in Murfreesboro next Friday night for the season finale before playoff games begin.
Siegel Wilson 10-yard TD run (PAT good) 7-0
Siegel Ownby Pick 6 (PAT good) 14-0
Siegel Murray 15-yard TD run (PAT good) 21-0
Siegel Murray 14-yard TD run (PAT good) 28-0
Siegel Murray 15-yard TD run (PAT good) 35-0
Siegel Murray 24-yard TD run (PAT good) 42-0
WCHS Grayson to Turner 80-yard TD pass (PAT good) 42-7
Siegel Smith 23-yard field goal 45-7
Isaiah Grayson 5/14 120 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Noah Campbell 10/41
Deandre Thomas 2/4
Jacob Rabideau 2/0
Isaiah Grayson 6/-19
McCall Turner 3/106
Brandon Velazquez 1/20
Trevor Collins 1/-6
Brandon Crowell 2/3 42 yards
Rodney Murray 23/156, 4 TDs
Marcus Wilson 7/73, 1 TD
Malcom Richards 3/7
Brendan Crowell 1/5
Dalton Frantz 1/3
Rodney Murray 1/30
Dalton Frantz 1/12