The Summit football team didn’t matchup well with Skyview’s massive interior linemen and fell 29-3 Friday night in Breckenridge.
It was the Tigers’ first defeat in their last three games, and the rout puts Summit at 2-2 on the year with Class 3A Western Slope Conference play beginning in two weeks for the Tigers.
Skyview has 13 players on its roster listed at 200 pounds or more, including 300-pound team captain Ezekiel Creps and 275-pound Robbie Bauderer. On Friday, the Wolverines hammered the run on offense behind the massive front, and the Tigers’ defense, which has been stout this year and held its last two opponents to 18 points combined, struggled to get off the field on third down.
Summit fell into a big hole early, giving up 22 points in the first half before senior kicker ZE David Sanchez put the Tigers on the scoreboard with a field goal at the end of the second quarter. That would be all the scoring the Tigers could muster, and Skyview (3-0) punched in one more TD in the second half.
To Summit’s credit, Skyview’s 29 points were the fewest the Wolverines have scored all year long.
With Skyview controlling the line of scrimmage, Summit largely abandoned its running game and instead relied on quarterback Jake Gillum and their receivers to move the chains, which they did well in the first half with Gillum completing six passes for 10 yards or more in the first half alone.
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