Avon Improves to 10-1 with Win Over Highland

Jason Santora (11) looks for yardage.

Jason Santora (11) looks for yardage.

It was a night of big performances for the Avon High football team as the Eagles hosted Medina Highland in an OHSAA Div. II Region 4 first round game Friday night.

Senior running back Gerrett Choat rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns, senior quarterback Jake Sopko was 13-20 passing for two TDs and middle linebacker Alex Rimko laid down the law on defense with 23 tackles.

Avon went on to post a 49-20 win and improve to 10-1 overall this year.

An 80 yard kickoff return from Michael Nose (9) sparked Avon.

An 80 yard kickoff return from Michael Nose (9) sparked Avon.

Most electrifying play of the night belonged to speedster Michael Nose, who returned a Highland kickoff 80 yards for a score in the third quarter. His breakaway run beat back Highland’s momentum seconds after the visitors had cut the deficit to 28-13. Highland saw its season end at 6-5.

Avon will meet 11-0 Perrysburg at Sandusky Perkins Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a regional semifinals match. Winner will move on to the regional finals to meet the winner of the Midview-Glenville game being played at Avon Lake this Friday.

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