The victories keep coming for the Revere boys soccer team.
The Minutemen topped the visiting Highland Hornets 4-0 on Tuesday night to up their overall record to 7-0-0 and their Suburban league mark to 2-0-0. Revere’s hot start has it No. 1 in the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association state poll in Division II.
“We have great team chemistry,” Revere coach Sandor Jakab said. “These guys get along great on the field. They are a real good mix of guys. They all have things that they do really well. They work really well together. This is a talented group.”
Seniors Brandon Taylor, Chase Somple and Joel Gerberich are captains.
Taylor is in his fourth year as a starter and was an All-American and All-Ohioan last year. Gerberich was also an All-Ohioan last year.
Revere returns eight starters from last season’s team that finished 17-1-1 following a district final appearance. The Minutemen won their second consecutive Suburban League title last year and were also ranked No. 1 in the final regular season state coaches poll.
The eight starters back are Gerberich at goalkeeper, Taylor and senior Andrew Robinson at defender, Somple and junior Luke Kasson at midfield and senior Jordan Marich, sophomore Daniel Branch and senior Nolan Dyko at forward.
Senior forward Blake Easterling, a transfer from Barberton, has also made an impact along with sophomore midfielders Mark Oleson and Noah Gresser, and sophomore defenders Simon Kirkendall, Ian King and John Sternasty.
Revere entered this season with a 55-5-5 overall record during the past three seasons, which includes Division II state runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2011.
Other ranked teams
Medina continues to have solid soccer teams in each gender. The Bees girls team is ranked No. 6 in Division I and the boys team is No. 11.
Jackson and Copley are sixth and 10th, respectively, in the Division I boys poll. In Division II boys, Archbishop Hoban is fourth and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is tied for ninth. Western Reserve Academy (third) and Chippewa (12th) are ranked in Division III.
The Division I girls poll also features Walsh Jesuit second, Twinsburg seventh and Hudson 12th.
The Summit County Cross Country Coaches Association selected runners of the week during each of the past two weeks.
The recent recipients in Division I are: Brin Stralka of Tallmadge, Kyle Mau of Hudson, Leah Vasarhelyi of Nordonia and Garrett Crichlow of Twinsburg.
The runners tabbed in Division II are: Julia Mendiola and Mia Brady of St. Vincent-St. Mary and Ben Bockoven and Ryan Adams of CVCA.
The Akron Public Schools announced the football game on Sept. 26 between Buchtel and Garfield will be played at 7 p.m. at Ellet. The game was originally slated to be at InfoCision Stadium.
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