South Summit Wildcats
The Wildcats not only stomped their first opponent, Altamont, on the scoreboard, 47-20, on Aug.21 at Altamont, they also nearly doubled their opponent’s total yards, 429-228. Quarterback Trevor Lewis passed for an impressive 156 yards while Levi Thompson rushed for 155 yards. Each scored two touchdowns each. Trevor Rydalch also returned a punt for the a touchdown.
In their second game against Duchesne at home on Aug. 28, Rydalch again returned a punt for a touchdown. The Wildcats held Duchesne to a total of 10 offensive yards to win the game 42-6.
Offensive coordinator Dan Eckert said the Wildcats will face Parowan on Friday.
"I don’t know how good they are," Eckert said. "We have no idea what they’ve got. That’s the fun of 2A football. You never know what’s going to happen."
Coach Tera Wallace said the girls’ soccer is breaking even so far this season after playing several 3A and one 5A schools.
"We have a really tough region," Wallace said. "I feel like we have a pretty good team for what we’re up against."
The team is scheduled to play at home against Rowland Hall on Thursday.
The Wildcats will also face Waterford, last year’s 3A champions, on Sept. 15. Wallace said the team is working on endurance, first touches, defense and shots to prepare for the tough opponent.
"We’re hopeful to play our best, we just have a really tough schedule ahead of us," she said.
Last year’s golf team finished second in the state, according to Coach Troy Coil, partially because the Wildcats had the state medalist on hand. Junior Taylor Haws, 2A’s number 1 ranked player, is a returning Wildcat and, according to his coach, doing even better this year.
The golf team has played four tournaments so far but has yet to beat last year’s state champion, Rowland Hall, though Coil said the Wildcats are closing the gap.
"We’re hoping we’ll over take them by State," he said.
Haws is averaging a 69 and shot a 68 last week.
"He’s been getting some interest from schools already," Coil said.
The Wildcats played Waterford at Mountain View Tuesday; however, scores were not available at press time.
Volleyball Coach Becky Dees said that although the team is 4-5 so far this season, the Wildcats are doing well for such a young team.
"We’ve been playing a lot of 4A and 5A schools," she said. "Their biggest challenge will be closing out the game and finishing it. They’ll be ahead of these big schools by three or four points, but then they’ll lose their leads.
Dees said she’s proud of the team and thinks they’ll have a good season if they continue improving each game.
Scores for the game Tuesday night against Ogden were not available at press time. Their next match will be held Thursday at Uinta.
Athletic Director Troy Coil said South Summit has rehired last year’s tennis coach, Chris Burton. The first tennis match is scheduled for Sept. 8 vs. Rowland Hall.
Justin Spitzer, the swim coach at Oakley High School, has recently been hired to coach the Wildcats, Athletic Director Troy Coil said. Spitzer will coach both teams simultaneously.
"We don’t compete against each other and they share a time at the recreation center for practice anyway," Coil said.
Tryouts for the swim team will not be held until the end of September, though an exact date has not been set.
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