SUMMIT, NJ - Ask any coach worth their salt, and they'll tell you that 'defense wins championships'. Given that, the Summit High School Varsity Football Team looks like a team on a mission, as their starting defensive unit is making a habit of keeping the opposition out of the Hilltopper end zone.
The Maroon and White 'D' has not allowed a touchdown since October 5 and, based on their latest act of outright stinginess, they have been collectively honored as the Salerno Duane Summit High School Football Players of the Game in Summit's 52-8 thrashing of Voorhees.
Playing under the lights at Tatlock Field, the number-one unit again pitched a shutout. Ollie Paasonen led the way with three sacks, one of six Summit had on the night. The senior captain also recovered a fumble.
The Salerno Duane Summit High School Football Player(s) of the Game Award is a collaboration between Salerno Duane Jeep Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Summit and TAPinto Summit which, after each Summit High School Varsity Football game, will honor a Hilltopper player or players -- as designated by the coaching staff -- for their performance(s).
Summit, now 6-1 on the campaign, will wrap up its regular season with a November 2 matchup against Cranford at home. Kick-off at Tatlock Field is set for 2:30 p.m.