July 12, 2006

Summit, Chiles look to continue winning tradition

Mansfield Summit has produced back to back nine win seasons advancing to the third round of the 5A playoffs in 2004 and the second round in 2005. While advancing to the second and third rounds of the playoffs is an accomplishment, there are high hopes for the 2006 season that would eclipse the last two years.

Why all of the excitement around Summit? John Chiles and a host of talented skill players return for the Jaguars.

Chiles will take over the quarterback duties full time as a senior after playing all over the field on offense a year ago. Last season Chiles rushed for 491 yards on 50 carries (nine touchdowns), caught 26 passes for 694 yards and eight touchdowns and completed 17 of 37 passes for 231 yards and a score.

Chiles will be joined in the backfield by senior running backs Brandon Oliver and Stephen Johnston, senior receiver Bradley Haynes (eight catches for 118 yards) and junior running back Erike Parker (310 total yards). Oliver rushed for 288 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns last year. Johnston rushed 29 times for 265 yards (ten touchdowns) and caught seven passes for 113 yards and two scores.

Summit will look to spread the field on offense and give Chiles as much space as possible to use all of his talents. Backs Oliver and Parker will line-up at slot receiver giving defenses fits as running and pass catching threats. Both players also excel in the return game for the Jaguars.

Summit gets the season underway September 1st at Arlington to face the Colts. Arlington High will be the first of four 2005 playoff participants that Summit will face on the schedule.

The Jaguars will follow the season opener against Arlington High with a tough test against South Grand Prairie. The Warriors will provide a tough test for a Summit defense that returns only one starter from the 2005 team.

Following a third non-district game, Summit will begin district play against Mansfield Timberview. The Jaguars beat the Wolves 59-21 last year. Next up will be a talented Mansfield team that features some of the top 2008 prospects in district 4-5A. Last year, Summit beat Mansfield 57-0.

An October 13th showdown with North Crowley follows for Summit. A year ago, North Crowley beat Summit 35-28 to capture the district title and return a solid core of skill players.

Another key game for the Jaguars in district play will be an October 27th contest against Weatherford. The Kangaroos finished third in the district race last season and return 10 starters from a 7-4 team.

Sept. 1 at Arlington
Sept. 7 South Grand Prairie
Sept. 15 Flower Mound Marcus
Sept. 29 at Mansfield Timberview
Oct. 6 at Mansfield
Oct. 13 North Crowley
Oct. 20 at Granbury
Oct. 27 Weatherford
Nov. 3 at Fort Worth Paschal
Nov. 10 Burleson


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