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2020 Team Previews: Hanover Area Hawkeyes (2)

Written by: on Thursday, July 30th, 2020. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Rick Hummer

Assistant Coaches:

Rich Colorusso
Tim Malloy
Kyle Casey
Dave Fisher
Shawn Mullery
Tony Marcincavage
Mike Olshefski
Chris Kubaugh
Jack Danko

Team Name: Hanover Area Hawkeyes

2019 Record: 3-8

Key Starters Lost:

Mike Mieldazis, T, DT
Zach Halenda, C, DT
Justin Stefanowicz, FB, MLB
Tanner Bednarski, WR, DB
Matthew Salwoski, WR, QB, DB
Auggie George, K, P

Offensive Starters Returning: (8)

Sr. QB, Joe Curcio, 6-0, 200
Sr., G Tavon Hines, 5-10, 205
Sr. TE Connor Hummer, 6-2, 215
Sr. RB Hunter Karpovich, 5-9, 190
Sr. T Jacob Mercadante, 6-2, 230
Sr. G Anthony Palermo, 5-10, 225
Sr. WR Bobby Sabecky, 5-7, 140
Sr. C Seth Strouse, 5-10, 200

Defensive Starters Returning: (7)

Sr. S/OLB Joe Curcio, 6-0 200
Sr. DE Nick Gagliardi, 6-2, 205
Sr. OLB Tavon Hines, 5-10, 205
Sr. MLB Connor Hummer, 6-2, 215
Sr. OLB Hunter Karpovich, 5-9, 190
Sr. DE Jacob Mercadante, 6-2, 230
Sr. DT Anthony Palermo, 5-10, 225

Special Team Starters Returning: (2)

Sr. Returner Joe Curcio 6-10, 200
Sr. Returner Bobby Sabecky, 5-7, 140

Key Newcomers:

Soph. RB/WR/OLB Aiden Frields, 5-8, 150
Soph. QB/OLB Christian Torres, 5-8, 150
Soph. T/DE Chase Whitman, 6-0, 200

Key Stats: D1 Prospect(s): MLB/TE Connor Hummer, 6-2, 215

2020 Offensive Outlook: Coming into this year, our line should be the driving factor of our offense. We need to sustain drives and take some time of the clock. We also need to finish drives once we get to the red zone. With a year under our belts with a new offense in, the understanding of what we are trying to do as an offense should be more clear to our offensive guys. Thing should be a bit brighter with having 8 returning starters.

2020 Defensive Outlook: Defensively we need to get more three and outs and stop giving up the big plays. As like the offense, we have 7 starters returning who have a whole year under there belt and understand the 4-4 defense that we run. We need to get to swarm to the ball and get more than one helmet on the ball. Need to create more turnovers.

2020 Special Teams Outlook: Need to find a kicker/punter.


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