Make that three in a row for the Sutton High boys. It was anyone’s guess how competitive the Sammies would be this year after graduating longtime star forward Justin Rothermich, but coming off of back-to-back state titles the Dual Valley kings somehow rose to the occasion again. Sutton capped off another season for the ages with its third consecutive championship as the Sammies cruised to a 4-0 victory over Eastern Mass. champion Cohasset in the Division 4 state final held at Foley Stadium. With white shirts and bleached blonde hair, the Sammies scored twice in under four minutes after an early first-half timeout. Coach Mike Elster’s oldest son, Ryan, scored the first goal 21:19 into the first half and just 18 seconds out of the timeout. The coach’s middle son, Jordan, a junior center back then served in a beautiful long free kick on Cole Acocelli’s 24th minute headed goal. “The guys really play hard, they work well and they’re a team, through and through, and that’s what gets it done,” said coach Elster, who also had third son, a ninth-grader named Brandon, on the bench. “I’m enjoying this one a little bit more than the other two. ... You just don’t know how they keep on happening.” The Sammies finished at 19-0-4 and haven’t lost since Sept. 12, 2012, a stretch of 38 matches. They dropped one game in each of their two previous title years.
Sutton 4, Cohasset 0
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Sutton
Updated: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 7:23 p.m.