Summit Academy big third quarter helps upend Northgate
Written by: Shane Lux on Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Summit Academy scored three touchdowns in the first 7:37 of the third quarter to open a 22-17 victory en-route to a 52-33 win over Northgate Saturday afternoon in Bellevue.
Antonio White scored two of his three touchdowns in the third quarter. While Fesojaiye Osifo ripped off an 81-yard score that helped put the Knights ahead 46-17 after three quarters.
“We thought we could set up a few mismatches in their secondary with White. They’re a younger team, and we took advantage of that,” said Summit Academy head coach Steve Sherer.
Osifo rushed for 112 yards on just five carries.
“He gives us a different look at the fullback position with his speed, and he’s healthy now since being out with an injury,” said Sherer of Osifo. “That took the starch out of their socks when he ran that long one.”
White’s third-quarter scores came on a 44-yard reception from Delano Brown and an 18-yard rush that capped 59 and 43-yard scoring drives.
White accounted for a team-high 129 yards and the three touchdowns.
“Our lack of tackling built their big lead, scheme wise I thought our scheme was much better than theirs,” said Northgate head coach T.j Wiley. “That’s a problem concern for us right now; we haven’t been able to tackle in a couple of weeks.”
The Flames fought back on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns from Eric Hogan who scored on runs of seven and 13 yards; while rushing for a game-high 158 yards on 29 attempts.
Summit Academy put the game away when Kaim Rollins scored on a 6-yard run following White’s 48-yard pass from Brown where he made a beautiful jump-cut to get loose to the Flames 6-yard line.
Northgate scored on just their fourth snap of the game as Christian Davin and Jacian Sustayta hooked up for the first of two first-half touchdown passes from 45 yards out.
“We started out good, had a good tempo going and kids were hustling around,” said Wiley. “All year long we’ve been battling an adversity with numbers, eligibility and this was just a rough day.”
The Knights responded three drives later as Edilberto Spearman scored from 2 yards out pulling Summit to within a point after one quarter. Bailey Krall’s 56-yard run was the big play of the drive.
Sustayta and Davin connected again from 8 yards out 70 seconds into the second quarter following a 12-play 96-yard drive.
But White returned the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown that tied the game 14 after Krall’s 2-point rush.
Things went from bad to worse for the Flames as the Knights recovered a fumble as quarterback Davin could corral the snap.
Summit took over at the Flames 20-yard line and immediately Rollins scored his first touchdown putting the Knights in front 22-14 a lead they would never relinquish.
“That sequence was very big because our guys are very unsure of themselves, at times we made some bad plays. But once we got situated and opened it up we were fine, I told the kids that this is what you’re capable of doing and they are,” said Sherer.
Rollins had 45 yards rushing on four carries.
Northgate added a 33-yard field goal from Heman Darjee with 64 seconds remaining in the first-half.
“Our kid’s heart was there, I give my kids a lot of credit for the way they stayed in the game and fought, we’re young and inexperienced,” said Wiley.
Summit Academy 52 Northgate 33
Score by Quarters
Summit Academy – 6 16 22 8 – 52
Northgate – 7 10 0 16 – 33
N – Jacian Sustayta 45 yd pass from Christian Davin (Heman Darjee pat), 9:56
S – Edilberto Spearman 2 yd run (rush failed), 4:08
N – Sustayta 8 yd pass from Davin (Darjee pat), 10:50
S – Antonio White 89 yd kickoff return (Bailey Krall rush), 10:32
S – Kaim Rollins 20 yd run (Delano Brown rush), 9:36
N – Darjee 33 yd field goal, 1:04
S – White 44 yd pass from Brown (rush failed), 10:09
S – White 18 yd run (White from Brown), 5:52
S – Fesojaiye Osifo 81 yd run (Brown to Jahmir Whitt), 4:23
N – Eric Hogan 7 yd run (Hogan to Sustayta), 10:38
N – Hogan 13 yd run (Hogan rush), 4:10
S – Rollins 6 yd run (Brown rush), 3:10
Rushing: Summit Academy – Te’ShonTisinger 6-23, Spearman 2-3, Krall 4-57, White 2-15, Rollins 4-45, Fesojaiye Osifo 5-112, Brown 1-9. Totals: 24-264. Northgate – Anthony Barbarino 12-102, Davin 5-(-36), Eric Hogan 29-158, Sustayta 2-(-2), Paul Morris 3-30, Mitch Denes 2-21. Totals: 53-273.
Receiving: Summit Academy – White 3-114. Northgate – Sustayta 5-59, Gary Hairston 3-26, Surron Adams 1-3, Barbarino 1-29.
Passing: Summit Academy – Krall 1-for-3 22 yards, Brown 2-for-6, 92 yards. Northgate – Davin 10-for-22 117 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interceptions, Hogan 0-for-1.
Interceptions: Summit Academy – 1 – Jahmir Whitt. Northgate – 1 – Hogan.
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