SUMMIT, NJ - Two of the catalysts that propelled the Summit High School varsity football team to a 12-0 record and a second consecutive state title have been honored with prestigious prep football honors.
Colm Dougherty, a two-way star as a linebacker and running back, was named to the New Jersey Football Coaches Association (NJFCA) Super 100 team, representing the Top 100 players in the State. The Hilltoppers leading tackler with 102, Dougherty ran the ball 160 times, gained 1.267 yards, and scored 22 touchdowns, with his punishing runs serving as one of the hallmarks of the team's toughness and resilience.
Quarterback Charlie Terry, who passed for 1,711 yards and 22 touchdowns, has also been named to the NJFCA Super 100 team. In addition, Terry was selected as a Mini Maxwell Award winner, an accolade bestowed on the Top 50 players in New Jersey by the renowned Maxwell Football Club.
Summit head coach Kevin Kostibos praised both players, saying, "Colm was the backbone of our defensive unit. When we needed a big play or a big play happened, Colm was right in the middle of the action. He is as tough as they come. Charlie may be one of the best quaterbacks to ever come through here. Not only does he have a great arm and a smooth release, he has the mentality of a linebacker. He would rather run you over than run around you."