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2021 Team Preview: Hanover Area Hawkeyes

Written by: on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.



Head Coach: Rickey Hummer

Assistant Coaches:
Rich Colorusso
Tim Malloy
Jack Danko
Dave Fisher
Shaun Jones
Brandon Chafin

Team Name: Hanover Area Hawkeyes

2020 Record: 0-5

Stadium: Memorial Stadium

District: 2

Class: AAA

League: Wyoming Valley Conference, Division 3

Key Starters lost:
Connor Hummer LB/TE
Joe Curcio QB/S
Jacob Mercadante T/DE
Nick Gagliardi TE/DE
Robert Sabecky WR/DB

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. WR Jake Zola 6’2″, 175
Sr. WR JC Wilder 5’9″, 130
Sr. RB Jeremy Vega, 5’11”, 175
Sr. Tackle Xavier Ankner 6’3″, 225
Jr. Tackle Chase Whitman 6’2″, 205

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. DB JC Wilder 5’9″, 130
Jr. LB Christian Torres 5’7″, 185
Jr. DB Sean Dooner 5’9″, 155
Jr. Aiden Shamaski 5’10”, 160

Special Team Starters Returning:
K Sr. Jake Zola 6’2″, 175

Key Newcomers:
Soph. FB/LB Jayden Shortz 5’7″, 170
Jr WR/DB, Joe Cronan 6’2″, 170

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Jake Zola caught two passes for 69 yards and one score.

JC Wilder caught three passes for 43 yards.

Jeremy Vega rushed for 69 yards.

Xavier Ankner had 10 total tackles. 

Chase Whitman had five total tackles. 

Christian Torres had 14 total tackles, one interception, and 1 TFL.

Jr. DB Sean Dooner had five total tackles.

Aiden Shamaski had 11 total tackles and one interception. 

2021 Outlook:

Offense: Sustain long drives and move the sticks. We have a lot of new guys playing and they need to grow up quickly for us to be better than we have been in the past.

Defense: Stop those big plays and get some three and outs. Controlling the ball better on offense will help with managing the game.

Special Team: Stop the big plays and get us a better field position.

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