Siegel Stars 1-1 (0-0)
Riverdale Warriors 2-0 (0-0)
Region 3 Action Gets Under Way
Friday night will be the start of region play for both teams when Siegel travels south to take on Riverdale.
The Warriors have seen the lion’s share of wins in this cross town rivalry over the past decade. Since 2007 the Stars have only managed two wins against Riverdale. The most recent win coming in 2012. The Stars will be looking to update that stat Friday night.
Siegel head into this game under new head coach, Micheal Copley, 1-1 on the young season. Coming off a nail bitter last week verse Williamson County power, Ravenwood, where the Stars went down 42-45.
The Stars may have stumbled last week, but look highly improved from a year ago in their first two games. And in the two games, Siegel has found a stud in it’s backfield.
Junior running back, Leland Wilhoite, had his coming out party in last week’s game at Ravenwood. Wilhoite carried the ball 36 times for a staggering 363 yards, albeit in a losing effort. No. 44 will be the player to keep your eyes on for Siegel tomorrow night. And potentially the key to end the losing steak.
As for Riverdale, the Warriors are off to their best start since 2014. The Warriors started the season off with a trouncing of East Nashville, 49-14. Then following week the Warriors exacted revenge for their 2016 loss to the Franklin Rebels by going to Franklin and getting a 24-7 victory.
Similar to what the Warriors will see Friday night, they too have a feature back in one, Savion Davis. The senior tail back ran rampant against Franklin, totaling 268 yards on 39 carries. Davis accounted for all three touchdowns the offense would score on the night in Franklin.
Region 3 is well regarded as one of the toughest regions in all of Tennessee and Friday night you will get to see two of it’s best up and coming teams go head to head. Not to mention the unbelievable talent that will be on display in both team’s backfields.
Kickoff is 7 pm at Riverdale High School.