Worth The Wait: Summit Beats Somerville, 29-7
Sunday, September 15, 2013 • 9:45pm
SUMMIT, NJ - There may have been a nearly three-day delay thanks to Mother Nature, but the Kevin Kostibos era got off to a flying start Sunday as the Summit High School varsity football team beat Somerville, 29-7.
Kostibos, in his first regular season game as head football coach, and his Hilltoppers were forced to travel back to Somerville after repeated lightning caused the postponement of the game originally scheduled for Sept. 12.
The game was essentially decided at halftime, with Summit storming to a 22-0 lead on the strength of touchdowns from quarterback Charlie Terry, one score each from running backs Colm Dougherty and Chris Zanelli, and a safety generated by the Hilltopper defense. A third-quarter touchdown by running back Andrew Masterfano pushed the lead to 29-0, with Somerville's fourth-quarter touchdown preventing a Summit shutout.
Kostibos praised the team's effort, saying, "Our kids played extremely hard, and did a great job of overcoming opening game adversity like penalties and jitters. Our staff did a fantastic job preparing the boys, and the kids executed when they needed to. We're looking to get better every week, and now we turn our focus to Johnson."
Next up for the Hilltoppers, a Saturday night visit to Johnson in Clark on Sept. 21, with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Summit's first home game will be the traditional "Friday Night Lights" event, scheduled for Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. versus Cranford.