USC commit Stephen Carr did his part.
Fontana (Calif.) Summit's stud 2017 running back had carried the ball 22 times for 193 yards against San Marino, helping to set up four touchdown catches by uncommitted four-star wide receiver Damian Alloway, but the Sky Hawks fell 35-30, failing to convert a long fourth down.
Despite the season-ending loss for Summit (12-1) in the Southern Section playoffs, Carr was upbeat after the game:
"We did something that Summit has never done before. We went 12-0," he said. "No Summit team has ever went undefeated like this. The last two years we haven’t made it past the second round. We made it farther. We made it two more rounds farther. I guess that’s a positive thing."
For Carr, the loss just means it's time for him to get back to work in the gym and the weight room.
"I’m going to go in the lab and I’m going to start grinding, man," Carr said. "I’m going to really start grinding. I really am and I’m going to come back harder."
USC hadn't named Clay Helton as its head coach yet when we talked to Carr, but he was adamant that there was no wavering in his committment to USC.
"I’m still going to be with SC all the way," Carr said. "I’m going to leave all my faith in them and let them do what they do."
Check out Fontana Summit 2017 RB Stephen Carr's highlights vs. San Marino above.