|Summit vs Dover 9/16/2000|
While the Summit defense had turned away 4 serious scoring threats in the 1st half, they finally succumbed to the relentless running of the Dover backs. Dover mounted a 3rd quarter drive that covered 68 yards in 13 plays. The extra point kick went wide and Summit clung to a 7-6 going into the 4th quarter. However, Dover continued to pound away with their running game. They consumed almost 7 minutes of the final quarter with a 13 play drive and 2 point conversion. That gave Dover a 14-7 lead and left precious little time for Summit to recover. To make matters worse on the 1st play following the kickoff Schroeder threw his first interception of the day resulting in Dover getting a 1st down at the Summit 13. At this point Summit seemed doomed, but a great defensive stand gave Summit the ball back at their own 4 yard line, 96 yards away from a tie ball game. What followed was probably the most unbelievable TD drive in Summit history. On the 1st play Schroeder hit Coviello in the flat for a 1st down at the 15. Following an incomplete pass Coviello hauled in two more passes to move the ball to Summit's 41. A pass to Nelson gave summit another 1st down at the Dover 40. Two passes to Matt Williams led to a 2nd down and 2 at the Dover 18. On the next play Dover Sacked Schroeder back at the 25 and things looked pretty dark. But Chris Jones broke open in the middle and Schroeder hit him with a perfect strike. Jones fought his way to the 2 yard line. Nelson was jammed for no gain and on the next play Schroeder bulled his way in on a QB sneak. The extra point was good and Summit had pulled off a miracle with about 1 minute remaining.
Summit started the 1st overtime and a pass to Jones gave Summit a 1st down at the 10, but the next pass was intercepted. Dover tried 3 running plays that were stopped by the Summit defense. On 4th down they tried a 41 yard field goal that went wide. Dover led off the 2nd overtime with a 6 play running attack that gave them the lead at 21-14. On the 1st play of Summit's turn Schroeder hit Nelson for a 25 yard TD and the score was tied again. The third OT was begun by Summit. Passes to Coviello and Williams moved the ball to the 2 yard line and Nelson punched it across for the TD. To everyone's dismay Schroeder's extra point try was blocked and Summit had only a 6 point advantage. Dover led off with three runs but netted only 4 yards. So on 4th down they lofted a pass into the corner of the end zone. For a moment it looked like the receiver was open but at the last second Schroeder came over from the safety position to just tip the ball away. WHAT A GAME!
S - Nelson - 12yd Pass, Schroeder kick-good
D - 1yd Run, kick-no good
D - 41yd Run, Pass - good
S - Schroeder 2yd run - Kick - good
D - 1yd run, kick good
S - Nelson - 25 yd pass, kick good
S - Nelson - 2yd Run, Kick - no good