BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Representing a defensive unit that stopped its opponent cold all-afternoon long, Summit defensive back Evan Duetsch has been named the Salerno Duane Summit High School Football Player of the Game for the 50-0 Maroon and White-wash of Governor Livingston.
Duetsch was the architect of two moments that typified Summit's defensive dominance, stepping in front of a Highlander throw in the second quarter and intercepting the pass, then running 15-yards to the end zone for the exclamation point score that raised The 'Top's lead to 36-0.
Earlier, the senior helped get Summit tremendous field position with a corner blitz that resulted in a punishing sack of the quarterback and a huge loss of yardage for the home team in its own territory.
The Salerno Duane Summit 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 (4-1) now travels to Warren Hills on October 18. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.