As the commemorative T-Shirt worn by Hilltopper team captains Olle Paasonen, Ronnie Faris and Joe Lusardi attests, the annual fall football rite of passage known as 'Friday Night Lights'. is at the fore.

Sponsored by the Summit Boosters Association, this year's 'Friday Night Lights' will see the Maroon and White -- 5-1 on the season and winners of three in a row -- face Voorhees at Tatlock Park on October 25, beginning at 7 p.m. It will also carry the theme of 'Fear The Goat'.

The T-shirt which, when worn, admits the spectator into the game for free, was created in partnership with students in Lindsay Morse’s design class at Summit High School. Three logo designs were chosen as finalists and students voted school-wide to select the champion.

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Senior David Lombardi had his designed selected and receives a FNL T-shirt hot off the presses.

The shirts, priced at $20 each, can be purchased at:

- Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School - October 22 (during lunch) 

- Summit High School, October 22; October 24 (during lunch periods)

- The Hilltop Shop at MONDO (while supplies last)

All proceeds from shirt sales go to the Summit Boosters Association and benefit all student-athletes at Summit. The Boosters will also be on hand selling Hilltopper merchandise, while the Summit Music Parents Association (SMPA) runs the concession stands and fan favorite Towne Deli offers some of their most popular selections. 

“It’s fantastic to celebrate 10 years of this awesome, collaborative event that benefits all student-athletes in Summit,” said Boosters co-president Elizabeth Fagan. “It’s a win-win.”

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