By KEVIN WARNER
Summit High School, which opened in 2011, lacks a lot of the football lore we like to tout on Team of the Week, but that may change soon.
The Spartans have just eight wins in their football history, but half of those wins came under current head coach Brian Coleman, who guided the team to a school best 4-6 record last season and narrowly missed the 5A playoffs. The Spartans should be optimistic they can make a run at the playoffs this year.
Junior Tai Carter gives the Spartans a reason for optimism. The do-it-all athlete rushed for 825 yards and nine touchdowns in just nine games last season. Carter also threw three touchdowns and caught two more in his sophomore season. He made The Home Pages All–Area Second Team as an athlete.
The start to the Spartans’ 2016 season should also help.
After losing a tough 25-20 contest to cross-town rival Spring Hill, the Spartans defeated their next two opponents by a score of 88-41, including, a 71-34 shellacking of Shelbyville last week. The 71 points set an all-time school record and a record for most points by a public school in Williamson County. The Spartans also set a school record for rushing yards with 534.
The 77-man strong Spartan roster on Max Preps.com, which includes 21 starters from last year’s squad and 11 seniors, already have traveled 151.2 miles to grab road wins at Shelbyville and Clarksville Northwest High School. The team will travel another 164.2 miles to and from games against LaVergne High School on Sept. 30, Stewart’s Creek Oct. 21 and will close the season at Columbia Central High School the following week.
To keep up with the Summit throughout the season, check out the WillCo Football Focus page for Summit High School.