Summit rides early momentum past Page


Summit rides early momentum past Page

Photos by KINDELL BUCHANAN

An early onslaught by Summit was too much for the Page Patriots to overcome Friday.

After jumping to a 20-0 lead in the first half, the Spartans fended off any chance of a second-half surge from Page to advance to the Class 5A quarterfinals with a 27-14 win at home.

Summit running back George Odimegwu recorded 78 rushing yards, 58 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while Payton Craig had 164 rushing yards on 32 carries.

Odimegwu’s 58-yard touchdown reception put the Spartans up 6-0 with 3:21 left in the first quarter.

His 10-yard touchdown run and Kiston Arnold’s 39-yard fumble return for a touchdown sent Summit into halftime with a 20-0 advantage.

Page running back Bubba Johnson scored from one yard out to cut his team’s deficit to 13 with 3:53 remaining in the third quarter.

Odimegwu scored on a 9-yard run with 8:27 left in the game. Johnson capped the evening with a 1-yard touchdown plunge with a minute remaining.

Summit held Johnson to 68 rushing yards on 20 carries.

The Spartans (10-2) will host Beech (12-0) on Friday, Nov. 17.

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