ranks two area high school teams among best in country

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Two Northeast Ohio high school rugby teams currently rank among the best in the country, according to two separate national polls released this week.

St. Edward High School's rugby team is slotted eighth in this week's Boys High School Single-School Top 25 national poll, which was released on April 24. The Eagles moved up from last week's 12th-place ranking, after defeating Trinity and St. Xavier.

Lakewood High School's girls rugby team is ranked fifth in the latest Girls High School Top 20 national poll.

The high school rugby results and match summaries that were submitted to from last weekend are listed below.


Highland (4-1 overall, 3-1 league) defeated Avon Lake (4-3, 3-2 league) 34-26 on the road.

Game summary:

First half:
Avon Lake Rob Smitty try (5 points) conversion Jason Rinkler (2 points)
Highland Mark Vitko try  conversion Gavin Bock
Penalty Kick Gavin Bock (3 points)
Highland Mark Vitko try conversion Bock
Avon Lake Ken Avidar try conversion Rinkler
Half time score Highland 17 Avon Lake 14

Second Half:
Highland Matt Geinger try conversion Bock
Avon Lake Steve Yomen try conversion Rinkler
Highland Christion Petek try conversion Bock
Highland Penalty Kick Bock
Avon Lake Joe Timmley try conversion failed
Strongsville Kyle Rios try conversion failed  

JV score: Highland defeated Avon Lake 31-12


Highland Lady Buzzards defeated Marysville 24-0 on April 28.


#8 Devon Barr 1 try (5 points)

#5 Abbey Meyer 1 try

#10 Halle Lombardi 1 try

#4 Kelly Ciryak 1 try

#15 Hannah Friedrick 2 conversions (4 points)

Highland Lady Buzzards defeated Hudson 37-0 on April 28.


#11 Hannah Parker 1 penalty try (5 points)

#4 Kelly Ciryak 2 trys (10 points)

#7 Sarah Double 3 trys

#5 Abbey Meyer 1 try

#15 Hannah Friedrick 1 conversion (2 points)

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