State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today honored Archbishop Hoban High School football team and the girls soccer team on the floor during House session for winning state titles during the 2015 season. 

This past December, the Archbishop Hoban Knights football team won the Division III title, claiming the program’s first-ever state championship trophy. The girls soccer team also took home their first-ever Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division II state championship title in November.  

“I am extremely proud of the hard work, dedication and perseverance of the coaches and players on both teams,” said Sykes. “The teams have set a wonderful example for their school, and for our community by showing that, through hard work, we can achieve our goals.” 

The Knights girl soccer team beat Granville High School in overtime with a score of 2-1at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Archbishop Hoban’s High School football team beat Toledo Central Catholic in a close contest, winning 33-20 at the Ohio Stadium in Columbus. 

Coach Patrick Dobbins led the girl’s soccer team to a title win after finishing as runner-ups in the 2014 season. Coach Tim Tyrell, who joined the football team as head coach in 2013, led the football team to their first title.

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