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2015 Team Preview – Hanover Area (2)

Written by: on Friday, August 14th, 2015. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach:  Mike McCree (1st)

Team Name:  Hanover Area Hawkeyes

2014 Record: 6-5 (Lost Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, Pine Grove 17-7)

2015 Team Schedule

Key Starters Lost:  RB/CB Ya’sir Jones; Isaiah Taylor RB/CB; LB Mike Kremenic; OL/DL Jess Sheridan; OL/DL Tony Marcincavage

Offensive Starters Returning:  (4) #11 JR.  WR 6-0 185lbs Brandon Chafin; #12 SR.  QB 6-0 190lbs Jacob Peters; #59 SR.  OT 6-3 285lbs John Sheridan; #48 SR.  FB 5-9 225lbs Sean Westawski

Defensive Starters Returning:  (3) #28 SR.  DB 5-9 155lbs Kyle Holmgren; #11 JR. DB 6-0 185lbs Brandon Chafin; #56 SR. LB 5-10 215lbs Zach Shaffer

Key Newcomers:

  #16 SR. WR/DB 5-5 140lbs Mike Gronkowski

 #25 SO. RB 6-0 197lbs Tyheim Taylor

#32 SO. LB/H Back 5-10 185lbs JJ Hooper

 #41 JR. WR 6-1 165lbs Brandon Brueckner

 #66 JR. OL 6-1 285lbs Andrew Shiel

 #73 SR. OL/DT 6-5 285lbs Zach Roediger

#75 FR. OT 6-3 275lbs Andrew Kopko

 #76 SR. OL/DE 5-10 230lbs Frank Geklinsky

#81 SR. TE/DE 6-1 240lbs Connor Bowers

 #87 JR. WR/DB 6-1 165lbs Christian Percy

#88 JR. TE/DE 6-3 200lbs Keith Eichler

Key Stats:  Offense: #12 Jake Peters 1109 passing yards and 9td passes; #25 Tyheim Taylor 13 carries and 111 yards, 8.5 avg; #48 Sean Westawski 20 carries and 95 yards, 2tds; #11 Brandon Chafin 17 catches and 387 yards, 6tds. 

Defense: #11 Brandon Chafin 51 tackles, 2 Fmb Rec, and 4 interceptions; #28 Kyle Holmgren 64 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 sack, and 1 Fmb caused; #56 Zach Shaffer 31 tackles, 1 Fmb Rec, and 1 Fmb caused; #59 John Sheridan 27 tackles, 1 Fmb caused, and 1 Fmb Rec; #41 Brandon Brueckner 2 interceptions.

2015 Outlook:  A new era has begun in Hanover.  Hanover has to replace a wealth of starting experience but returns some real talented kids.  The kids have taken to the “Brick by Brick” mentality that we are establishing for the foundation of the program. 

We are teaching the kids the fundamentals of the game, new terminology, a new practice tempo, and new schemes.  We are concerned with what Hanover is doing and we are taken the approach to get better every day!  We could not be happier with the coaching staff that we were able to put together. 

The kids have really adapted well and we are building something special.  We have made tremendous gains in the weight room, had an energetic spring and a relentless summer to date.  The leadership and accountability has been tremendous.  The support from the administration, parents, the community and school board is outstanding. 

We may be young in terms of experience, but the talent, work ethic and motivation will compensate.

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