Cavalier Football Holds Off Late Surge From Siegel
The Cookeville Cavaliers (4-4) held off a late fourth quarter Surge from Siegel and escaped with a 35-28 victory over the Stars.
Cookeville rushed the ball 36 times for 288 yards and five touchdowns on the night. The Cavalier defense held Siegel to 75 yards on 25 attempts.
Cookeville trailed early in the second quarter 8-7. Cameron Harris capped off a 10 play 69 yard drive with a five yard touchdown run. Cookeville’s point after touchdown failed but they had the lead 13-7.
Harris scored his second touchdown with three minutes to play before halftime. Cookeville owned a 19-8 halftime advantage.
After Siegel scored halfway through the third Harris finished off a seven play 63 yard drive with his third touchdown run for the night.
Harris finished the scoring for Cookeville with his fourth touchdown on a three play 40 yard drive ensuing a safety recorded by the Cavalier defense. At the 10:29 mark in the fourth quarter Cookeville held a 35-14 lead.
Siegel scored on the ensuing possession and only used up 2:17 of game clock. They recovered an on side kick after that touchdown and scored only using 1:55 of valuable time in the fourth quarter. Siegel trailed 35-28 at that point.
Cookeville went three and out on the following possession. The Cavalier defense held strong and forced an incomplete pass on 4th and 8 to seal the game for Cookeville.
Harris carried the ball 18 times for 152 and four touchdowns.
Quarterback Stockton Owen completed 3/5 passes for nine yards. He carried the ball 13 times for 79 yards and a score.
Jacob Stamps returned to the back field for Cookeville after he missed the last two games with a shoulder injury. Stamps tallied three carries for 34 yards and caught two passes for five yards.
Cookeville host first year football program Rockvale next Friday night at Eddie Watson Stadium in Cookeville at 7 P.M.