Boys Lacrosse: Dublin Jerome beats Dublin Coffman for Division I regional title

Jarrod Ulrey
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Dublin Jerome's Preston Everhart (14) rushes in to join teammates Carter Barco (25), Marek Tzagournis and Jackson Byrne in celebrating a goal against visiting Dublin Coffman in a Division I regional final May 28. Jerome won 21-12.

The Dublin Jerome boys lacrosse team is back in the state tournament for the first time since 2014 after taking charge early in a 21-12 victory over Dublin Coffman in the Division I, Region 1 championship game May 28. 

The top-seeded and host Celtics built a 10-4 lead by halftime and led 17-7 by the end of the third quarter on their way to improving to 20-2. 

On June 2, Jerome will play Cleveland St. Ignatius in a state semifinal at Uniontown Green. 

“We were just motivated,” Celtics coach Andy Asmo said. “They have a great faceoff kid (O.J. Morris) and some really talented players and we thought we needed to jump on them early. We were able to move the ball and play unselfishly. I don’t even know who scored the goals.” 

Dublin Coffman's Nate Brown tries to weave his way between Dublin Jerome's K.J. Robinette, left, and Harrison Moses during a Division I regional final May 28 at Jerome. The host Celtics won 21-12.

Jerome, which won three state titles and was state runner-up four times before the sport became sanctioned by the OHSAA in 2017, got six goals from Marek Tzagournis and three from Chase Tzagournis. 

The Celtics also defeated the Shamrocks 18-10 on May 1 in the finale of the Emerald Cup series between the three Dublin programs. 

“It’s a great win,” Marek Tzagournis said. “We played together. There’s nothing like beating Coffman twice (in the same season). Our defense played really well. It was a great team game.” 

Coffman, which won the 2019 state championship, got five goals from Peter Tyack as it finished 15-7. 

“(A slow start) was what we wanted to try to avoid,” Shamrocks coach Dan Warren said. “They pressed it and got off to a good start. We tried to battle through and we played four tough quarters, but that’s a hell of a team.” 

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