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Inland Empire: Summit outlasts Etiwanda, 42-35, behind Blackmon, Alford and Deayon

September, 2, 2010
Well, that was an exciting start to the high school football season.

Alternating between a bunched up double wing and a spread offense, Summit High of Fontana scored just enough to hold off Etiwanda, 42-35, in the season opener for both schools Thursday night at Miller High in Fontana.

Etiwanda cut the deficit to a touchdown with 43.7 seconds remaining, and Gary O'Leary then recovered a short pooch kick at the Summit 37.

The Eagles took several shots at the end zone in the closing seconds before Summit defensive back Devon Blackmon sealed the victory with an interception as time expired.

It was fitting finish to a strong second half for Blackmon, one of the most heavily recruited players in the Inland Empire. Blackmon, who alternated between quarterback, wingback and receiver, also had a 33-yard touchdown run on the final play of the third quarter, and threw an 11-yard touchdown pass in the fourth, each time extending Summit's lead to two touchdowns.

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