Summit vs Mendham 2/23/2000
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th TOTAL
Summit 0 0 12 0 12
Mendham 7 13 0 21 41

Game Statistics Summit Mendham
First Downs 10 16
Rushes 10 53
Rushing Yards 28 356
Pass Attempts 36 8
Completions 17 3
Interceptions 1 0
Passing Yards 303 48

 Sack Yards


Total Yards 313 404
Return Yards 92 78
Penalty Yards 54 23
Fumbles 1 2
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Summit's first game under the lights at Tatlock Field drew a great crowd of fans ,but they left disappointed. Mendham dominated the first half as they built a 20-0 lead. Mendham out gained Summit 200 yards to 90 yards by half-time. Summit's passing game was only able to connect on 6 of 15 first half attempts. The 3rd quarter raised the Summit fan's hopes as Mendham was held scoreless. Meanwhile Keith Schroeder connected with Matt Benedetti for a 90 yard TD. The extra point kick was blocked. On Summit's final possession of the quarter Schroeder completed 3 successive throws to move 51 yards for a 2nd TD. JP Coviello caught the first pass at Mendham's 42 and Mike Nelson hauled in the next two to score. The 2-point try failed , but Summit seemed to be back in the game. Unfortunately, Mendham scored on their first possession on the 4th quarter. On Mendham's next possession, Summit held and forced a punt which would of given Summit the ball in good field position, but Summit was flagged for defensive holding (an unusual call on a punting play). Mendham was awarded a 1st down and ultimately scored to put the game completely out of reach.

The 90 yard touchdown pass from Schroeder to Benedetti broke the old Summit record, a pass of 87 yards from Cherry to Duffy in the 1987 Kearney Game.
Scoring Sequence
1st Quarter
M - 4 yd run, kick good
2nd Quarter
M - 20 yd run, kick good
M - 1 yd run, Kick no good
3rd Quarter
S - Benedetti - 90 yd pass, Kick no good
S - Nelson - 7 yd pass,pass no good
4th Quarter
M - 6 yd run, run good
M - 46 yd run
M - 2 yd run

Individual Statistics

Keith Schroeder 5-14, Mike Nelson 5-14
Keith Schroeder 36-17-1-303 2 TDs,
Chris Jones 4-41, Matt Williams 1-26, J.P. Coviello 7-87, Mike Nelson 4-59, Matt Benedetti 1-90,
Matt Williams 3-64, Mike Nelson 3-28,
Keith Schroeder 7-30.9,