SMYRNA- Last season Siegel hammered Stewarts Creek 43-2 in the season opener.
What a difference a year makes.
Using a ballhawking defense that forced five Stars turnovers and an opportunistic rushing attack led by junior Savion Davis, the Red Hawks blanked Siegel 28-0 in front of the home crowd.
The win over Siegel, marked the second win over a Rutherford county program (LaVergne in 2016 was the first) and the third shut out in school history, it was also only the second time that Stewarts Creek opened the season with a win (2015 was the first).
The Red Hawks led 3-0 at the half as senior kicker Joel Aguerro connected on a 30 yard field goal and Stewarts Creek put the game away with a 22 point third quarter.
Aguerro was two for two on the night as he also nailed a 32 yarder in the third quarter.
Davis was the offensive star as he scored two third quarter touchdowns and finished with 94 yards rushing on just five carries as the Red Hawks lead ballooned to 18-0 early in thr third quarter.
“In my six years here, this is the most complete game we have played as a team because everyone contributed and I’m so proud of them,” Stewarts Creek coach David Martin said.
Stewarts Creek took advantage of a Siegel fumble as senior defensive back Jamie Wimsatt scooped up a Tucker Sears fumble and returned it 50 yards for another Red Hawk touchdown and a 25-0 lead.
Besides the defensive touchdown, Wimsatt also had an interception as well and junior linebacker Carson Smith had a very active night as he made 10 tackles, had an interception, a sack and blocked a punt that set up a Davis touchdown run.
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