By MTN Sports Reporter Noah Maddox
What started out as a close game quickly turned into a blowout as the Summit Spartans handled the Golden Eagles with ease, 57-7.
Summit took the opening kickoff and marched down the field behind the legs of senior quarterback Kentucky commit Destin Wade. He broke open a long run down to the one yard line where he then punched it in to give Summit the early lead. The Spartans would convert the two-point conversion to go up 8-0.
Shelbyville Central actually responded with a touchdown of their own on the ensuing drive. A 75 yard drive that lasted about three minutes was capped off with a ten yard touchdown pass from Kade Cunningham to senior wideout Gavin Donegan to cut the lead to 8-7 after the extra point.
The Golden Eagles would force a punt on the next Summit drive only to go three and out themselves. After the short Central punt, Summit took over at the Central 42-yard line. The Spartans quickly marched down the field, capped off with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Wade to senior Brandon king to go up 15-7 to end the first quarter.
Shelbyville Central responded well to start their next drive, moving the ball all the way to the Spartan 33-yard line. However, the other Kentucky commit, Keaten Wade, made the play of the game. As Cunningham dropped back to pass, Wade dropped deep in coverage. Cunningham threw the ball up for grabs, and Wade snatched it at his own one-yard line, breaking multiple tackles and switching sides of the field on a 99-yard pick-six to go up 22-7 and break the Golden Eagles’ spirit.
Summit would extend their lead to 43-7 to end the first half on the way to a 57-7 blowout road win to improve to 8-0 on the season while Central drops to 3-6.
Summit travels to play Franklin next Friday while Central will have senior night against Cookeville.