Summit Football History

1933 Summi Football team

Summit Football Team Championship History:

State championship history: Summit has won 16 state championships in its storied history. Eight came prior to the state playoff era and eight were playoff titles. Summit shared the North Jersey, Group 3 title with Roselle Park in 1928. It won North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 championships in 1954 (shared with Linden), 1959, 1962 (shared with Millburn), 1963, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1980 and 2012. The Hilltoppers also won four championships in North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 in 1988, 1993, 1994 and 2009.

1928 – Undefeated, NJ State Co-Champions
1937 – Suburban Conference Co-Champions
1940 – Suburban Conference Champions
1947 – Suburban Conference Champions
1954 – Suburban Conference Champions, NJ State Co-Champions
1955 – Suburban Conference Co-Champions
1958 – Suburban Conference Co-Champions
1959 – Suburban Conference Co-Champions & NJ State Champions
1962 – Suburban Conference & NJ State Co-Champions
1963 - Undefeated, Suburban Conference & NJ State Champions
1968 - Suburban Conference Co-Champions
1969 - Suburban Conference Co-Champions
1970 - Suburban Conference Champions
1971 - Suburban Conference Co-Champions, NJ Sate Champions
1972 – Undefeated, Suburban Conference Champions & NJ State Champions
1973 – Undefeated, Suburban Conference & NJ State Champions, No. 1 Rank in NJ
1976 – NJ State Champions
1980 – Suburban Conference Co-Champions & NJ State Champions, No. 2 Rank in NJ
1985 – Northern Hills Conference, Skyline Division Champions
1988 – NJ State Champions
1989 – Watchung Conference, Division Champions
1992 – Watchung Conference, Division Champions
1993 – Undefeated, Watchung Conference, Division Champions & NJ State Champions
1994 – NJ State Champions
1995 – Watchung Conference, Division Champions
2002 – Iron Hills Conference, Hills Division Co-Champions
2003 – Iron Hills Conference, Hills Division Champions
2009 – Undefeated, Mid-State 39 Conference, Mountain Division & NJ State Champions
2010 – Mid-State 39 Conference, Mountain Division Champions
2011 – Mid-State 39 Conference, Mountain Division Champions
2012 – Undefeated, Mid-State 38 Conference, Raritan Division & NJ State Champions
2013 – Undefeated, Mid-State 38 Conference, Raritan Division & NJ State Champions, No. 18 in NJ

Summit Football State Championship games at Giants Stadium, 1980, 2009 and 2012 
Summit Football New Jersey State Playoff Games & Scores:
1975 Lost to Morris Hills in first round 28-20.
1976 Beat East Orange in first round 21-0;
Beat West Essex for the Championship 40-0.
1980 Beat Morris Hills in the first round 21-12;
Beat Rahway in Giants Stadium for the Championship 10-7.
1982 Lost to West Morris in the first round 14-9.
1986 Beat Linden in the first round 41-0;
Lost to Randolph in the final round 12-7.
1988 Beat Central in the first round 41-0;
Beat Dover in overtime for the Championship 12-6.
1989 Lost to Roselle in the first round 6-0.
1991 Lost to Caldwell in the first round 42-0.
1992 Beat Jefferson in the first round 27-20;
Lost to Dover in the championship 22-0.
1993 Beat Hackettstown in the first round 49-17;
Beat Mendham for the championship 26-21.
1994 Beat Jefferson in the first round 7-0;
Beat Mendham in the championship 26-8.
1995 Beat West Essex in the first round 7-0;
Lost to Johnson in the championship 21-6.
2000 Lost to Pequannock in the 1st round 34-21.
2001 Lost to West Essex in the 1st round 27-7.
2002 Beat Parsippany in the 1st round 21-6;
Lost to Johnson in the semifinals 22-7.
2003 Beat Hillside in 1st round 20-7;
Lost to West Essex in the semifinals 16-14.
2008 Beat Hanover Park in 1st round 16-6;
Lost to Gov. Livingston in semifinals 32-28.
2009 Beat Ridgefield Park in 1st round 55-20;
Beat Madison in semifinals 23-14;
Beat Orange in Giants Stadium for the Championship 28-19.
2010 Lost to Orange in first round 37-34 in Overtime.
2011 Beat Roselle in 1st round 34-21;
Beat Caldwell in semifinal 34-20;
Lost to Madsion in the finals 47-7.
             Beat Westside in 1st round 44-6;
2012     Beat Parsippany Hills in semifinal 30-13;
.            Beat Palisades Park in MetLife Stadium for the Championship 30-0.
             Beat Governor Livingston in 1st round 34-14;
2013     Cranford in semifinal 35-14;
.            Beat Parsippany Hills at Kean Alumni Stadium for the Championship 16-13.

 

Summit Football Team Captains:

1956 Bill Butler
1957 Tony Cardone, Mike Yannacone
1958 John Schieppe, Bob Gage
1959 Mike Lassiter, Frank  Pecca
1960 Jon Frere, Mike Papio
1961 Rick Oas, Roger Hughes
1962 George Lee, Nick Harroun
1963 Jim Grube, Fred Sprow
1964 Mike Bloomstein, Bob Adams, Dick McIntyre
1965 Bob Urann, John Langenus
1966 Jim Moore, Rick Lang
1967 Tom Specht, John Fripp
1968 Pete Lee, Joe Coveney
1969 Bill Jemison, Bob Triolo
1970 Phil Voetsch, Gus Nelson
1971 Jeff Keating, Jim Gwathney
1972 Mike Jamison, Bill George
1973 Willie Wilson, Rick Portine
1974 Dorey Facchinie, Chuck Wiebe
1975 Andy Nestler, Alan Wessle
1976 Jim Wetherstone, Mike DeSimone
1977 Keven Phelan, Phil Gwathney
1978 Bill Ford, Frank Natale
1979 Steve Ford, Steve Middleton
1980 Mark Ford, Jerry Hunt
1981 Zach Horn, Burce DeCesare
1982 Eric Kurschus, Steve Bredahl
1983 Leroy Horn, John Hennon, Anthony Celli
1984 Enzo Catullo, Ken Weeks, Leon Fern
1985 Chris Jenks, Tom Bredahl
1986 Tim Mackin, Robert Paessler
1987 Chrs Spinner, Craig Smith
1988 Flavio Acitelli, Paul Flemming, Darrell Fusco
1989 Matt Duffy, Dave Morton, Fred Sally
1990 John Evers, Chris Flemming, Marc Sheridan
1991 Jose Minstral, Mike Paxon, Carter Westfall
1992 Doug DeMuth, Marquis Fogg, Wally Lobo
1993 Robert Bickel, Ian Paxon
1994 Jamie Allen, Carl DeMuth, Torrie Fogg
1995 Alfie Critelli,  Steve Schroeder
1996 C.Ballantyne, P.Torres, M.Weathers, G.McDermott
1997 Ismael Lamboy, Scott Schroeder
1998 Darryl Anderson, Andrew Busath, Dominick Fornaro
1999 Jon Campagna, Sean Kerr, John Martini, Kareen Wilburn
2000 Matt  Benedetti, Dan Lemond, Mike Nelson
2001 JP Coviello, Nick Monaco, Keith Schroeder, Ben Torres
2002 J. Della Piazza, B. Miller, J. Ogureck, R.Schroeder
2003 Chris Dean, Jeff Della Piazza, Rob Schroeder
2004 John Facchinei, Daryl Toney
2005 John Facchinei, Shabazz Green, Zach Schleimer
2006 Zach Schleimer, Matt DeFonzo, David Roduit, Sam Rose
2007 Kevin Dell Donne, Matt Ruark, Mike Vitale
2008 Thomas Baker, Andrew Kaminski, Mike Montaro
2009 Matt Rea, Kevin McNany, Joe Jaskolski
2010 Pete Badgley
2011 Ryan Bringewatt, Billy Hadley, Andrew Perry
2012 Mike Badgley, Tyler Carbone, AJ Iarussi, Nick Liberato, Andrew Oristanio
2013 Charlie Terry, Andrew Masterfano, Colm Dougherty, Eric Lyman
2014 Colin Andrews, Andrew Helmer, Peter McKinlay, Steve Rainero, Chris Zanelli

Summit Football Team MVPs:

1956 – Larry Lockhart
1957 – Tony Cardone
1958 – Bob Gage
1959 – Darnell Mallory
1960 – Mike Papio
1961 – Rick Oas
1962 – George Lee
1963 – Team Award
1964 – Dick Mclntyre
1965 – Jack Bacon
1966 – Rick Lang
1967 – John Fripp
1968 – Skip Schroeder
1969 – Steve Schroeder
1970 – Tom Odell
1971 – Jim Gwathney
1972 – Mike Jemison
1973 – Willie Wilson
1974 – Dorey Facchinei
1975 – Andy Nestler, Alan Wessel
1976 – Tim Odell
1977 – Kevin Phelan
1978 – Dan Guida
1979 – Mike Haley
1980 – Duff Badgley
1981 – Jack George
1982 – Dan Ambrose
1983 – Leroy Horn
1984 – Ken Weeks
1985 – Tom Bredahl
1986 – Robert Paessler
1987 – Craig Smith
1988 – Paul Fleming
1989 – Matt Duffy, Dave Morton
1990 – Chris Fleming
1991 – Carter Westfall
1992 – Doug DeMuth
1993 – Bob Bickel, Ian Paxson
1994 – Torrie Fogg
1995 – Steve Schroeder
1996 – Colin Ballanlyne
1997 – John Brown
1998 – Dominick Fornaro
1999 – John Martini
2000 – Mike Nelson, Mike Bernstein
2001 – Keith Schroeder, Ben Torres
2002 – Jeff Della Piazza, Rob Schroeder
2003 – Rob Schroeder, Jeff Della Piazza, Chris Dean, Dwayne Reid
2004 – Jake Huck, Todd Kaiser
2005 – Will Gruetzmacher
2006 – Zach Schleimer
2007 – Matt Ruark
2008 – Andrew Kaminski
2009 – Dwaine Dabney, Matt Rea, Mike Watts, Brian Feeney
2010 – Ryan O’Malley, Nick Oristanio, Sal Liberato
2011 – Stefano Stadlinger, Ryan Bringewatt, Andrew Perry
2012 – Mike Badgley, AJ Iarussi, Andrew Oristanio
2013 – Colm Dougherty, Charlie Terry

Summit Football Head Coaches:

Football Seasons Coach Wins Losses Ties Win %
1921-22 P. Hunter 12 7 3 0.545%
1923-41, 1943-47 E. Cornog 94 84 19 0.477%
1942 J. Dilson 3 5 0 0.375%
1948-1955 P. Kandrat 31 29 4 0.484%
1956-1986 H. Anderson 181 87 9 0.653%
1987-1993 J. Benedict 49 22 0 0.690%
1994-1997 R. McCrann 25 15 0 0.625%
1998-2000 M. Columbo 8 22 0 0.266%
2001-2006  G. DeGrande 28 33 0 0.459%
2007-2012 J. Liberato 52 15 0 0.776%
2013 K.Kostibos 12 0 0 1.000%

Summit Football Retired Numbers:

 

 

 

 

 

22 – Johnny Mallory

 

 

 

 

 

21 – Tom Odell

 

 

 

 

 

21 – Willie Wilson

 

Summit Hilltoppers in Professional Football:

John Mallory
Summit HS 1961-1963 RB/DB No. 22 (Retired)
West Virginia University 1965-1967 DB/PR WVU Football Hall-of-fame
Philadelphia Eagles - NFL 1968 DB/PR 10th Round Pick
Atlanta Falcons - NFL 1969-1971 DB/PR All-time Leading PR
Houston Texans - WFL 1973-1974 DB/PR Recorded 7 Interceptions
Tom Odell
Summit HS 1968-1970 RB/DB No. 21 (Retired)
Penn State University 1972-1975 DB/PR PSU All 70s All-Decade Team
New England Patriots - NFL 1976 DB/PR Signed as Free Agent
Tim Odell
Summit HS 1974-1976 WR/DB No. 83
Rutgers University 1977-1980 WR RU Football Hall-of-Fame
Cincinnati Bengals - NFL 1981 WR Signed as Free Agent
 Tim Odell vs Tennessee  Tim Odell, Rutgers vs. Tennessee 1979