Tigers lose game, quarterback
It was a double loss for the Summit High School football team Friday night at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. The Tigers not only lost 27-0 to D’Evelyn to even their record at 1-1, but also lost starting quarterback Preston Johnson to a knee injury.
Johnson went down in the third quarter with Summit trailing 13-0. It was unclear how long he will be sidelined. Junior Cory Olson replaced Johnson and threw an interception in his first pass attempt before showing some positive signs in the fourth quarter.
Summit trailed 7-0 at halftime after the Jaguars converted a fourth-and-long on a fake punt to set up first-and-goal. But a strong defensive effort by Summit in the first half kept the game close. The Tigers intercepted D’Evelyn in the end zone on the last play of the first half.
The Jaguars scored on their first drive of the second half, and things got worse from there for Summit. After Johnson went down, the Jaguars scored two more touchdowns to make the final 27-0.
Summit gymnasts strong in opener
The SHS gymnastics team was second of three in its season opening tri meet Thursday against Arvada West and Golden at Summit High.
A-West, a Class 5A school, was tops in each event. Summit figured the Wildcats would be tough to beat, but they weren’t expecting the level of gymnastics that they saw.
“They are definitely at a different level,” said Summit coach Beth Flaherty. “Long-term, it’s our goal to get to that level. At first it was a bit intimidating for our girls.”
The Tigers held their own, though, scoring higher as a team (152.45) than they did in their first meet last year.
Some performances that stood out for Flaherty: Jaime Norton’s floor routine that scored an 8.2; Katie Lindbloom’s “clean and aggressive” vault, which scored 8.25; and Kelsey Todd’s beam, which scored 7.85.
Summit was also strong on the uneven bars, where Erin Young and Amelia Meier each scored 7.7.
“Overall, for a first meet, they did wonderful,” Flaherty said. “Getting the first one out of the way is a success, and we’re just looking to go up from here.”
Jason Starr can be reached at (970) 668-3998 Ext. 231 or at email@example.com.
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