SHS Football falls to Evergreen |

SHS Football falls to Evergreen

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Summit Daily/Mark Fox

After jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead, the Summit High football team couldn’t match points with Evergreen’s offense in a 36-3 loss Friday night on the road.

The Tigers, still looking for their first win of the season, started the game strong, stripping Evergreen on the first possession of the game. Sophomore Nic Berry recovered the fumble and took the ball within the Evergreen 20-yard line. After picking up some yards, the Tigers settled for the field goal.

Summit fumbled on its next possession, while Evergreen started to heat up.

The Tigers trailed 14-3 early on when they couldn’t convert on a fourth-down attempt from Evergreen’s 3-yard line.

“From that point, the game was in their hands,” SHS head coach Dylan Hollingsworth said. “We didn’t make things happen.”

Hollingsworth credited senior Michael Daigle and Berry with having strong games on the offensive side of the ball. The Summit coach also said senior Trevor Barton and the entire defensive line played well upfront for the Tigers.

Although, there were some things in the game Summit simply couldn’t overcome.

“I’ve never said this after a game, but there were some things that were out of our hands,” Hollingsworth said.

Holding calls went unchecked, along with a slew of other calls, and Hollingsworth felt his team was on the wrong end of a number of officiating mistakes.

“I didn’t even have the words to talk to our kids (after the game about it),” he said. “I’m not blaming the loss on that by any means, but you can only control what you can control.”

The Tigers (0-6) now have the tall task of facing No. 2 Elizabeth at home next Friday. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. start.

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