Rockets 41-Niles McKinley 6

After a 6-0 regular season, the Streetsboro Rockets were awarded the #2 seed in the Region 9 playoff bracket, which came with a first round bye. Niles McKinley defeated Ravenna to earn their way into the second round and the opportunity to play the Rockets.
The Red Dragons won the toss and deferred so the Rockets started with the ball. It took just five plays for the Rockets to get their first score as Maysun Klimak found Carter Giacomo on a 23-yard touchdown pass.
After the defense forced a McKinley punt, the second Rockets possession took twice as many plays, but had a similar result. Largely keeping the ball on the ground, Klimak found Hunter Hopperton in the end zone from 30 yards, giving them a 14-0 lead.
The Rockets were able to get one more score before the end of the first quarter. This time a two play drive resulted in another touchdown, this time from Richtell McCallister going 59 yards untouched on a toss, running up the right sideline gave them a 21-0 lead.
Entering the second quarter, the defense forced a quick three and out. The offense kept the ball on the ground and after a few plays, Klimak ran 44 yards for his first rushing touchdown of the game, giving the Rockets a commanding 28-0 lead.
McKinley was able to respond with a touchdown drive of their own. It took 11 plays and they were unable to connect on the extra point, but it made the game 28-6.
Unfortunately for the Red Dragons, McCallister opened the next Rockets drive with another 61-yard run on a toss, setting up Donovan Washington-Perdue for a 12-yard touchdown run, making it 35-6.
McKinley attempted to mount another drive that ended up in Rockets territory, but were unable to convert a fourth down, giving the ball to the Rockets near midfield. With time running short in the half, the Rockets came out with a pitch to Hopperton who threw a laser to McCallister down the field that went for 38 yards. 
After a pass to the sideline from Klimak to Hopperton, the Rockets ran the ball twice to get into the end zone. This time, by Klimak, his second rushing touchdown of the game to go along with his two touchdown passes. The extra point was blocked, but the Rockets took a 41-6 lead into the half.
The Rockets wouldn’t score another point in the game, but the defense refused to allow the Red Dragons to gain any confidence or much in terms of yardage. The one time McKinley did get deep into Streetsboro territory, Chris Golson closed the door by intercepting a third down pass.
In all, the Rockets gained 530 yards on offense on the night.
Richtell McCallister ran for 236 yards on 15 carries and had a 38-yard reception, giving him 274 total yards and a touchdown.
Maysun Klimak was 3 of 5 for 68 yards passing, two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 80 yards on 7 carries and a pair of touchdowns.
Hopperton caught two passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in addition to completing his one pass for 38 yards.
The Rockets advance to the third round of the playoffs where they will host the Dover Crimson Tornadoes, who earned their spot with a convincing 41-20 road victory against Steubenville.

Boys Soccer beat Berkshire!

The Boys Soccer team beat Berkshire 5-1 tonight. Good play on a rough field… Goals scored by Jake Smolik x2, Ryan Thomson, Aidan Mrakovic and Mason Kamlowsky. Matthew Burks was steady between the pipes as always. The Rockets go again Tuesday, 10/20 in the opening round of the playoffs vs Tallmadge.

Girls Clinch MAC Title!

The girls soccer team won the Metro Athletic Conference for the 3rd time in four years last night defeating Field 4-3.  Emma Flick had 3 goals for the Rockets.  Kaylee Christine had a goal and an assist.  Alyssa Schofield and Ella Deevers each had an assist.  The Rockets play Nordonia on Thursday before starting tournament play next week.

Boys Soccer 3, Ravenna 2

Down 2-0 at half against a Ravenna team we dominated possession and pace of play. 2nd half opened with similar results. Jack Pincoe entered with 25 minutes left and found the net Twice! A Seth Mobley cross and a Jake Smolik finish shortly after sealed the deal. Rockets 3 Ravenna 2.

Girls Soccer Win 11th Win of Season!

The girls soccer team beat Ravenna 7-2 last night for their 11th win of the season.  Emma Flick and Ella Deevers each had 3 goals.  Kaylee Christine added the other goal.  Heidi Timmons and Elizabeth Morisak each played a half in goal for the win.  The Rockets next game is at Field next Tuesday for the MAC Championship.  

Rocket Girls Soccer Beat CVCA

Playing in their 4th game in six days the girls soccer team beat CVCA to remain undefeated at 10-0-3 on the season.  Emma Flick scored twice and Ella Deevers, Kaylee Christine, and Kenzie Mobley each had a goal for the Rockets.  Allison Laudato helped to secure the win in goal with 7 saves.  The Rockets play at Ravenna on Tuesday in their next MAC game.  

Rockets Capture First Mac Title!

In their final regular season game of this abridged 2020 season, the Streetsboro Rockets traveled to play the Norton Panthers. A Mason Dundon forced fumble allowed the Rockets to take control of the ball. The Rockets would go the rest of the way, capped off by a Donovan Washington-Perdue touchdown from the one-yard line.
The next kickoff, the Rockets went with an onside kick they were able to recover. Three plays later, Washington scored from 9 yards out for his second touchdown.
The Panthers tried to respond with a drive of their own, but were stalled by the red zone. Norton attempted a field goal, but were wide right. Taking over at their own 20, Another six snaps capped off with Washington’s third touchdown.
After the defense forced a three and out, Norton sent a deep punt over Carter Giacomo’s head forcing him to field it the Streetsboro 11-yard line, but he outkicked his coverage. After initially going left, Giacomo found a lane down the right sideline and with a block from Mike Hall, he was able to return it all the way for a touchdown, giving him his first punt return touchdown of the season to go with his kick return touchdown against Ravenna the previous week.
That proved to be the final score of the first half. In the second half, the Rockets received the ball and picked up where they left off. With heavy contribution from Richtell McCallister, the Rockets went down the field, getting three carries and a reception, he was able to run it in from 20 yards, getting his first touchdown of the game.
The Rockets final scoring drive of the game was for 95 yards, bookended by a 45 yard run from McCallister to start the drive and a 3-yard run to finish it, giving the Rockets a 42-0 lead.
The Rockets posted their second shutout of the season and their defense only yielded one offensive touchdown in the first half in the regular season. The win also secures an undefeated regular season and the outright Metro Athletic Conference Title, their second conference title in a row to go with the Portage Trail Conference Title they won last year. The Rockets have not lost a regular season game in the past two years, winning 16 in a row. 
They now have a bye week before they host a playoff game that will be against the winner of the game between Niles McKinley and Ravenna.

Girls Cross Country

This evening in the Rockets Girls XC home meet vs Springfield, the Rockets (37 ) lost to a very good Springfield (23 ) team, but performed as a team better than they have all season.   Leading the Rockets was junior Kylee Malloy who placed 1st overall and ran a new PR of 20:27.2 (a 57 sec. improvement).  In 2nd place and 4th overall was senior Julia Laudato w/ a season best of 21:23.8 3rd for the Rockets and 9th overall was Allison Laudato w/ a personal best of 22:16.2.  4th for the team & 11th overall w/ a new PR of 23:19.9 was senior Taylor Ivory.  Finishing 5th for the team & 12th overall w/ a new PR of 23:26.5 was freshman Cara Tiller. 6th for the Rockets was freshman Grace Vasko with a new PR of 23:28.1 and rounding out the top 7 was junior Delaney Maglionico with a season best of 23:35.1.

Additionally, sophomore Jordyn Lytle, freshman Sofia Maglionico, and Senior Auria Buescher all raced to new personal records, while junior athletes Amanda Ruffo and Angela Novotny both ran season bests.

Girls 9 -Springfield 0

The girls soccer team beat Springfield 9-0 last night.  Scoring for the Rockets were Lainey Klein, Kristina Wallace, Emma Flick, Jordan Richmond, Alyssa Schofield, Kaylee Christine, Kelsey Rich, and Claire Collins who had two goals.  Lainey Klein, Heidi Timmons, and Mariah Embry all played some time in goal to get the shutout. 

Girls Soccer beat Cuyahoga Falls

The JV and Varsity soccer teams both beat Cuyahoga Falls in the rain on Monday night.  The JV team won 2-0 with goals from Elizabeth Morisak and Claire Collins.  Morisak and Lainey Klein each played a half in goal to get the shutout.  
The varsity team won 6-1 with goals from Emma Flick, Ella Deevers, Kenzie Mobley, Jordan Richmond, and Kaylee Christine.  Allison Laudato and Heidi Timmons split time in goal to secure the win.  
The Rockets play at home versus Springfield Tuesday night.