BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Summit's first half dominance set the tone in their 50-0 victory over the hosting Highanders, who were sporting pink socks in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.
On an afternoon that was virtually devoid of drama -- save for the ethereal 'Darkness into Light' halftime musical performance by the talented Highlander Marching Band -- Summit literally ran rampant from the opening kick-off onward.
The day celebrated the 1989 Highlander football team and welcomed back the Class of 1969 and alumni celebrating their reunions.
After taking possession to start the contest, Summit ran eight consecutive plays that all gained positive yardage, a drive which culminated with a 10-yard scoot around the right side to the end zone by Lusardi just 88-seconds into the affair.
Two minutes later, the senior captain scored again, this time on a 47-yard jaunt. Two-plus minutes after that, junior Austin Groce ripped off a 42-yarder of his own and, despite having played less than half a quarter, the Hilltoppers led 22-0.
It was 29-0 when, with two minutes to go in the opening frame, Lusardi cut back against the grain and scampered 22-yards to The House.
The icing on the first-half cake came with five minutes left before the break when Duetsch jumped a Governor Livingston pass route in the left flat to make the interception and then went 15-yards to the end zone. Junior Brock Froschauer's second PAT of the day upped the advantage to 36-0.
Three minutes into the third, Collins duplicated Deutsch's larceny and picked off a throw then strolled eight yards for the score. Froschauer drilled the PAT and it was 43-zip.
Then, late in the fourth quarter, junior Jerson Martinez slammed over from short yardage and sophomore Charlie Schaeffer split the uprights on the PAT to bring Summit to the half-century mark.