South Summit Wildcats rundown
September 29, 2009
The varsity football team suffered its first loss of the season, 21-17 at San Juan on Sept. 25.
Assistant coach Dan Eckert attributed the loss to the poor exchanges from the center to the quarterback, and the long seven-hour bus ride before the game.
"When you sign up for this, you don’t realize you’re going to get a geography lesson of the state of Utah," he said. "It was hard on the kids traveling that far."
The Wildcats scored early in the first quarter, he said. Then, in the second quarter, the Wildcats took the ball to the San Juan two-yard line where they fumbled. San Juan recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchback then drove for a touchdown, tying the game 7-7 in the first half.
San Juan scored two quick touchdowns in the third quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, Wildcat quarterback Trevor Lewis threw an 88-yard touchdown pass to running back Denver Hansen. Trevor Rydalch kicked a 26-yard field goal later in the fourth quarter.
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"We had the ball (at the end of the game), but we couldn’t get into scoring position to win the game," Eckert said.
He said the Wildcats can’t afford to lose another game.
"We need to not just win," he said. "We need to dominate another team."
The Wildcats face North Sevier on Sept. 30 at home.
Tryouts for the Wildcats swim team will be held on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. at the South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center. Practice begins Oct. 27.
Coach Justin Spitzer said the team will have the opportunity to work closely with the Oakley school. They will practice and train together, but compete separately.
For more information, or for those who cannot attend the tryout, please contact Spitzer at jcspitzer@yahoo or by phone at 517-256-6365.
The Ladycats lost 3-0 at Layton Christian Academy on Sept. 22.
On Sept. 24, they defeated North Summit 3-0 in a home game. The team had a combination of 67 hits, 18 blocks and 10 ace serves. "They played like a team," said Coach Becky Dees. "In my opinion, that is when they are unstoppable. That is why they won." Results from the match at Waterford on Sept. 29, were not available at press time.
The boys’ cross-country team took first place overall, finishing in the top four spots at North Summit on Sept. 23.
Cole Kraggs led the team and finished in first place, followed by Pat Shultz in second, Kevin Ward in third and Michael Moses in fourth.
"The boys’ team is looking good for region," coach Liz Snyder said. "With our top four runners under 20 minutes for the 5K, (the coaches) are extremely impressed."
The cross-country teams competed at home on Sept. 29. Results were not available at press time.
In the biggest game of the year for the Ladycats, the soccer team pulled out a 1-0 victory against Rowland Hall on Sept. 22.
"We have been waiting for this game all season," coach Tera Wallace said.
This was the first time the Ladycats have beaten the Winged Lions. The game was scoreless at the end of regulation time and went into a golden-goal overtime consisting of two 10 minute halves; the first goal scored wins.
Within five minutes of the first half of overtime, Ladycat Mykan Stevens had shot the ball over the top of the Rowland Halls goalie’s fingertips and into the goal.
"It was a closely matched game," Wallace said. "We knew we had to come out hard right from the beginning." The Ladycats competed on Sept. 29 in their last home region game against Layton Christian Academy, beating the Lady Eagles 6-0. The two teams will face each other again Sept. 30 in the playoffs in Kamas.