Summit vs Warren Hills 9/24/16
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th TOTAL
Summit 7 7 14 7 35
Warren Hills 0 6 8 6 20
Both Summit and Warren Hills seemed to have trouble getting their offense started. Neither team was able to make a 1st down in their first two possessions. After Warren Hills punted following their 3rd three and out, Summit got down to business. Keyed by Sam Zanelli’s 39 yard run, Zanelli and Jackson Tyler moved the ball from Summit 30 to a 1st down at the WH nine. A penalty moved Summit back to the 15 where Tyler hit Steve Sajer with a pass that covered 15 yards to score. Jack Johnson kicked the extra point, as he did following every TD, and Summit led 7-0.

Warren Hill failed to make a first down on its fourth possession and Summit got the ball back on its 21. Three runs by Zanelli gave Summit a 1st down at Summit's 43, a 6 yard pass to Matt Murdock plus a penalty to Summit put the ball at the Summit 49. Another pass to Murdock gave him the opportunity to out run the defense for a 51 yard touchdown. Finally, on Warren Hill’s 5th possession, they switched their emphasis to the pass and went 75 yards in 12 plays to score. They missed the extra point and the Half ended with Summit up 14-6.

On Summit’s 2nd possession of the 2nd half Murdock broke loose for a 70 yard TD run. Once he got into the secondary Murdock’s great speed allowed him run away from the Warren Hills’ secondary. Before the 3rd quarter ended Murdock broke loose again for a 52 yard TD run that seemed to put the game out of reach, 28-6. However, Warren Hills delivered a 47 yard run and a 13 yard pass play to quickly score and get back in the game. Mid way through the 4th quarter WH connected with a 34 yard pass to narrow the score to 28-20. Suddenly it was a one TD game.

With 7 minutes left Summit mounted a 12 play, 67 yard drive that saw Zanelli cover the final 17 yards for the score. The drive consisted exclusively of running plays shared by Tyler, Murdock and Zanelli,

Note: Summit is currently in something called the Raritan Conference (of the Mid State 38 group). The conference consists of Summit, Immaculata, Warren Hills, North Hunterdon and Scotch Plains. So, after only three games Summit has clinched at least a tie for the conference title. However, what does the conference even mean? Every two years the conferences are scrambled and Summit is assigned to a different conference. Often, we wind up playing teams that are far away and with which we have zero history. There is little chance to develop rivalries. It seems a shame. Particularly for those of us who remember the Suburban Conference (best conference ever) and the Iron Hills Conference

Game Statistics Summit Warren Hills
First Downs 10 11
Rushes 45 25
Rushing Yards 326 126
Pass Attempts 10 36
Completions 7 16
Intercepted 0 1
Passing Yards 151 178
Other Yards -9 -7
Total Yards 468 297
Return Yards 82 73
Penalty Yards 50 30
Fumbles 2 0
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Scoring Sequence
1st Quarter
S - Sajer 15 yd pass from yler, Johnson kick
2nd Quarter
S - Murdock 51 yd run, Johnson Kick
WH - 9 yd pass, pass failed
3rd Quarter
S - Murdock 70 yd run, Johnson kick
S - Murdock 52 y run, Johnson kick
WH - 13 yd pass, pass
4th Quarter
WH - 34 yd pass, pass failed
S - Zanelli 17 yd run, Johnson kick

Individual Statistics
Matt Murdock 5-127, Sam Zanelli 17-125, Jackson Tyler 23-74,
Jackson Tyler 9-6-0-106 1 TDs, Sklyer Schulter 1-1-0-29 0 TDs,
Matt Murdock 5-95, Stephen Sajer 2-40,
Matt Murdock 4-43, Jack Kelly 3-30,
DJ Jackson 3-39.3,
Michael Mahecha 1

Defensive Statistics
Liam Dougherty 11, Rhajon Venable 10, Danny Petrela 10, Christian Fusco 10, Andrew Miller 7, Luca Curran 6, Matt Grange 6, David Medina 5, Spencer Frey 5, Sam Zanelli 4, Peter Maldonado 3, Joe Shepard 3, Matt Murdock 1, Craig Ackerly 1,
Danny Petrela 3
Christian Fusco 4,
Matt Grange 1,
Liam Dougherty 1,
Andrew Miller 1, Sam Zanelli 1, Joe Shepard 1,