Prep Impressions: Week 12

Fontana Summit QB Bernard Porter was 7 for 7 with two TDs in the first half. / Dennis Pope Photography

I covered the Fontana Summit-Victorville Silverado varsity football game on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 for The Press-Enterprise and came away thinking the SkyHawks are as efficient a team as I’ve seen all season.

Coach Tony Barile’s team scored on its first drive, a nine-play masterpiece, to take an early lead. Summit then recovered a fumble on Silverado’s ensuing drive and scored two plays later when QB Bernard Porter (pictured) found Junior Davis over the middle for a 30-yard scoring pass. So the SkyHawks kickoff again, and as soon as Silverado takes over at their own 27, Davis intercepts a pass from QB Rishon Perez and takes it to the house.

It was a 21-point swing in 1 minute, 10 seconds.

Summit (11-1 overall) proceeded to wear out Silverado with a punishing run game, and led 35-3 in the fourth quarter when a running clock was instituted.

The Hawks (6-6 overall) were unable to move the ball much, managing just one late touchdown when the game was already out of reach. It wasn’t so much that Coach Carl Posey’s team didn’t make it easy for Summit as it was the Hawks didn’t make it hard.

Summit’s Porter was 7 for 7 passing for 164 yards and two TDs in the game, and didn’t throw the ball once after halftime. If that isn’t indicitive of an efficient — and well game-planned — team, I’m not sure what is.

The Skyhawks scored on offense and on defense, their QB was perfect, and their running game ran for 222 yards on 29 carries, or better than a 6-yard per carry average.

When a team is able to get a first down every two runs, and make big plays on offense and defense, it’s a combination that is practically unstoppable.

Summit next plays Phelan Serrano — a team it beat in last year’s semfinals — at home in Week 13.

If Barile’s team continues to execute the way it did against Silverado, Coach Ray Maholchic’s Diamondbacks don’t stand much chance.

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