Perfect Zone Kick Aces in Week 1 – Morning Diary

Some of the area’s best special teammates made a big impact in the Week 1 games in Lorain County on August 20.

Nationally ranked kickers Nathanial Vakos, Owen Wiley and Kaiden Koch were a perfect 3-for-3.

Avon’s kicker and starting punter Vakos reached 189 consecutive PATs – including five in Avon’s 38-0 win over Brunswick in Week 1 – which is a state record. Also in the Eagles’ season opener, Vakos succeeded in his only 45-yard field goal attempt, with room to spare.

Less than 24 hours later, Vakos scored two goals in the Avon football team’s 3-1 win over Lakewood.

Wiley hit 50 yards and was also perfect on his three PATs in Avon Lake’s 24-10 win over Strongsville.

Koch didn’t miss any of his four attempts, including three PATs and a 24-yard field goal in Midivew’s loss to Rocky River.

Vakos, Wiley, and Koch all received at least a 4.5-star rating from Kohl’s kicking camp. Vakos is the only five-star of the three and is the 29th kicker and 16th in the country. Koch is ranked 69th best kicker.

Elsewhere in the county, Rachel Washburn of Columbia hit a PAT for the Raiders. Washburn made history in 2020 becoming the first girl in Columbia history to make an appearance and score points in a college football game.

A day later, on August 21, Washburn scored one goal and received two assists in the Columbia women’s soccer team’s victory over Rittman.

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