Summit controls Colleyville Heritage to earn spot in state semifinals

December 4, 2021
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By Bob Kowalski

Mansfield Record

The Summit football team is making a return trip to the Class 5A Division I state semifinals after defeating Colleyville Heritage, 21-9, at the Birdville FAAC on Friday night.

Summit (11-3) relied on its defense to smother Colleyville Heritage’s prolific offense, limiting the Panthers to three field goals. The Jaguars avenged a regular-season 35-34 loss to Colleyville Heritage (12-2). That was Summit’s last defeat; the Jags have won six in a row since then.

Summit meets College Station (14-0) next weekend with a berth in the state championship game on the line.

Friday against Colleyville Heritage, Summit got two first-half touchdown passes from David Hopkins to Bryan Spotwood, and turned to the defense to snap the Panthers’ 10-game win streak. Colleyville Heritage entered the game averaging 42 points a game.

Keon Hobbs put the game out of a reach with a touchdown run late in the fourth quarter for the final score.

The Jaguars put consistent pressure on the Panthers’ backfield, forcing turnovers right up to Colleyville’s Heritage’s final offensive play of the night – a Summit interception inside its own 10-yard line. Summit also blocked a second-half field-goal attempt that would have put Colleyville Heritage within 3 points of Summit’s lead.

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