Monday, November 28, 2011
The Summit Hilltoppers' offensive line has paved the way for a new school record in rushing yards on the way to the team's 11-0 start.
The old football adage says that championship-caliber teams are built from the inside out, starting with the interior linemen. For proof, look no further than this year’s Summit football squad who has relied on a strong offensive line to pave the way for an overwhelming rushing attack. The group features captain and center Andrew Perry ‘12, guards Andrew Oristanio ’13 and Tyler Reinmund ’13 and tackles Kyle Codey ’12 and Billy Hadley ’12. “They are an extremely tight-knit group who takes pride in what they do,” said Liberato. “They are their own worst critics and they try to improve every week.” The unit has been the catalyst for some impressive feats as they have climbed to within one game of a second state championship in three years…
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Hilltoppers are headed to the championship game
With Jets head coach Rex Ryan in the stands, Summit may have felt a little added pressure to their semi final game against Caldwell. But, knowing this could be the last game for the seniors, Summit showed what champions are made of, defeating the Chiefs 34-20 to advance to the state championship where they will play conference rival Madison, at Giants Stadium. After struggling in the first half with turnovers, the legs of AJ Iarussi and the arm of Ryan Bringewatt carried the Hilltoppers to victory. Summit’s ground and pound style of football could not be contained as Iarussi rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns. “We felt like we were winning the battle, but weren’t finishing,” Iarussi said. Iarussi said the coaches told the …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
A look at some highlights.
With one of the most talented rosters in recent memory, Summit High School's football team relies on the leadership of a solid group of team captains, which includes center Andrew Perry.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Hilltoppers end regular season undefeated.
Summit throttled David Brearley High School (Kenilworth) 42-0 finishing the season undefeated. This marked the 27th regular season victory for the Hilltoppers. The scoring began fast against an inept Brearley defense was unable to stop Summit the entire game. The game allowed coach John Liberato to play almost the entire team and give many of his starters rest. A minute and a half into the first half of the game Summit marched down the field and Kyre Negron rushed for a touchdown. After forcing Brearley to punt in a matter of seconds the scoring continued as Ryan Bringewatt hit Luke Stephens for another touchdown, putting the Hilltoppers ahead 14-0. “It’s about us playing championship football and that’s what we tried to do today,” …