Summit defeated Columbia 48-27 to improve to 5-1.
Kyle Lumsden / For USA Today Network – Tennessee
Summit outscored Columbia 28-10 in the second quarter to run away with a 48-27 victory Friday night. The Spartans (4-1) were led by running backs Tai Carter and George Odimegwu who rushed for a combined 230 yards to defeat the Lions (4-1). Here are the five keys to the game.
Spartans have second-quarter surge
With Summit leading 7-3 entering the first quarter of play, the Spartans rattled off 28 points in the second to propel them to a 35-13 halftime lead. Odimegwu rushed for two touchdowns, Carter added another rushing score and Jatevion Hayes returned a 50-yard punt for a touchdown in the quarter.
With time winding down in the second quarter, Columbia had the ball on the 1-yard line and the Spartans defense came up big, stopping two rushing plays by the Lions to keep them from scoring as time expired to give Summit all the momentum heading into halftime.
Big plays from Bailey
Columbia’s TJ Bailey did everything he could to keep the Lion’s in the game. He caught a 65-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 14-10. For the game, Bailey had 111 receiving yards and rushed for 60 yards and a score. His big plays weren’t enough for the Lions to overcome the deficit.
Odimegwu and Carter ran the show Friday night for the Spartans. Carter finished the game with 111 yards and two touchdowns. Odimegwu wasn’t too far behind him with 97 yards on the ground and two scores.
Sets up for key 5-5A matchup
With the win, Summit improves to 4-1 overall, 2-0 in Region 5-5A play. The Spartans face Page (4-1, 1-0) next week at home. The Patriots are coming off a 36-0 victory over Antioch.