The Copley football team has bounced back quite nicely from its Week 3 loss to visiting Lake.
Now, after wins over Barberton (27-26) and Revere (48-27) the past two weeks, the Indians (4-1) will travel to Tallmadge (2-3) Friday for a Suburban League American Conference game against the Blue Devils.
Copley opened the season with wins over Twinsburg (35-28) and Firestone (51-0) before losing 38-35 to the Blue Streaks.
“I really like the makeup of our players,” Copley coach Scott Chouinard said. “They have been tested early both against Lake and Barberton and the kids have done a great job of staying together and trusting each other.
“We have struggled at times to put it all together in all three phases of the game. We were better last week [against Revere], but we still have a lot to improve on. The kids have responded well in working towards correcting mistakes week in and week out.”
Copley won “The Bell” for the third consecutive year against Revere. The two neighboring schools in western Summit County have played each other since 1950, with the exception of two seasons. Each school has had multiple lengthy winning streaks in the series, which Copley leads 33-32.
With a 209-yard, four-touchdown performance against Revere, senior Weston Bridges continues to be the go-to running back for Copley.
Joining Bridges as season-long standouts, Chouinard said, are quarterback Austin Brenner, two-way lineman Zafeer Muhammad, wide receiver-defensive back Alex Zelch, free safety Jaylon Doss, nose tackle Brandon Parker, linebackers Bryce Traylor and Colton Murray, center Tommy Connolly, offensive tackle Vince Fonte, offensive guard Andrew Martin and cornerbacks Jacob Williams and Cameron Davis.
•?Junior Justin Canedy rushed for a career-high 246 yards on 14 carries and scored four touchdowns to guide host Buckeye (4-1) to a 42-14 win over Lorain Clearview on Friday.
•?Dawson Wervey led host Hudson (4-1) to a 31-0 win over North Royalton on Friday by rushing for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.
Hoban sweeps St. V-M
Archbishop Hoban swept a soccer doubleheader over host St. Vincent-St. Mary on Saturday. Ian Quinn scored two goals for the Hoban boys (5-1-2) to a 5-1 win, and Olivia Mondello finished with three goals to lead the Knights girls (2-6-2) to an 8-1 win.
Aurora, Highland win
Aurora finished first as a team in the Suburban League American Conference girls tennis tournament at Highland on Friday.
Highland, which went 6-0 in duals, won the overall title with 15 points when the regular season and tournament figures were combined. Aurora was second with 14 points.
Highland’s Emily Hadler and Rachel Fannin won first and second singles, respectively. Hadler defeated Aurora’s Nadia Abbass 6-0, 6-2 and Fannin bested Aurora’s Karen Steinbauer 6-2, 6-0. Aurora’s Nicole Eastman earned the third singles title with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Highland’s Joelle Petek.
Aurora beat foes from Revere in both doubles finals. Sarah George and Claire Robinson defeated Jennifer Carson and Alliy Hansen 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at first doubles, and Lindsey Jochum and Dottie Horvat topped Brittany Whitlam and Ellie Repaskey 6-0, 6-1 at second.
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