Summerville made big plays at key times to prevent Stall from sustaining much momentum during an Oct. 11 Green Wave victory.
Senior running back/receiver Antonio Robertson rushed for three touchdowns as Summerville earned a 54-27 win at McKissick Field. Robertson scored on runs of 4, 2 and 10 yards while junior K.J. Rollins rushed for two more TDs on runs of 45 and 33 yards. Summerville quarterback Colby Shirey threw for two touchdowns and linebacker Luke Taylor scored on a 43-yard return after intercepting a Stall pass.
The effort negated an impressive effort from Stall quarterback Corey Speights and some of his receivers.
“We did hit some big plays, but I would like to see us do some of the little things better,” Summerville coach Joe Call said. “I’d rather have more methodical drives and execute better, block better. On defense they exposed us. Stall had a great game plan. They spread us out and just let their quarterback run and throw to some open guys. Their quarterback is a heck of a competitor. I bet he had over 200 yards rushing.”
Summerville improved to 5-2 with a 2-0 mark in Region 8-AAAAA while Stall dropped to 1-6 and 0-1.
Shirey’s TD completions went to Brody Hopkins for a 21-yard score and to Johnathan Brownlee for a 44-yard score.
Speights, who battled injuries early this season, scored on runs of 50 and 8 yards and completed two TD passes, one to James Levine and another to Monty Lewis.
Summerville opened the scoring with Rollings’ 44-yard run to the end zone. Stall answered with a 13-yard TD pass, but Summerville blocked the PAT kick and added two TDs for a 20-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Stall had the ball for most of the second quarter, but it was still a two-score game at the half thanks in part to Taylor’s pick-six.
A fake punt with Brody Hopkins passing to Taylor for a 15-yard gain gave Summerville momentum early in the third quarter, but Stall recovered a fumble before the Wave could take advantage. The Summerville defense held to return possession to the Wave near midfield and then scored on Brownlee’s 44-yard TD reception to give Summerville a 41-20 lead with the extra-point kick.
Early in the final quarter, Speights found the end zone on his 50-yard run to keep the Warriors in the game. However, the rest of the quarter belonged to Summerville. Hopkins and Shirey connected for a 52-yard pass play that set up Robertson’s second TD of the night with 7:36 remaining. After a defensive hold, Summerville drove 52 yards for Robertson’s third TD. He carried the load on the drive, rushing for most of the yards.
Robertson finished with 120 rushing yards on 18 carries while Rollins had 81 yards on four carries. Shirey completed 10 of 18 pass attempts for 207 yards. Hopkins led the Wave receivers with 5 catches for 114 yards and Perry Wilder had three catches for 46 yards.
Taylor had a team-high 12 tackles for the Green Wave defense including 7 solo stops, 1.5 sacks and 2 other tackles for a loss. In addition to the interception, Taylor forced a fumble that Summerville’s Zavier Davis recovered. Roan Shawver had 10 tackles while Tyon McFadden and Daniel Jackson had 6 tackles each.
This week, Summerville hosts West Ashley for the Green Wave’s homecoming game. The Wildcats (1-6, 0-2) are coming off a 23-21 loss to Ashley Ridge.
“One of our former coaches is over there coaching their offense so we know they will be coached well,” Call said. “We will have to just tackle and get our defense off the field.”
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