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2017 Team Preview – Hanover Area Hawkeyes (2)

Written by: on Sunday, August 6th, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Michael McCree

Assistant Coaches:

Jason Majiros – DC
Drew Devitt – OC
Bob Stelma – OL/DL
Ian Schreffler – QB
Bernie Stelma – DB
Rich Gavlick – WR
Joseph Buffa – OL

Team Name: Hanover Area Hawkeyes

2016 Record: 4-6

2017 Schedule

Key Starters Lost:

QB/DB – Brandon Chafin
WR/DB – Brandon Brueckner
WR/DB – Christian Percy
DT – Matt Sebolka
LB – Sterling Wade
LB – Kyle Baranosky

Offensive Starters Returning: (8)
Sr. C Sal Gurnari, 6-1 260
Jr. OT Justin Kopko, 6-4 305
Jr. OT Matt Beecham, 6-2 265
Sr. OG Robert Fuller, 5-10 250
Jr. TE Cameron Holeman, 5-10 220
Sr. FB Tyheim Taylor, 6-0 205
Sr. RB Josh Jopling, 5-9 180
Sr. WR Sean Coleman, 5-10 175

Defensive Starters Returning: (6)
Sr. DE Sal Gurnari, 6-1 260
Sr. LB Tyheim Taylor, 6-0 205
Jr. LB Cameron Holeman, 5-10 220
Sr. DB Josh Jopling, 5-9 180
Sr. DB Don Lott, 6-1 190
Sr. DB Sean Coleman, 5-10 175

Special Team Starters Returning: (1) Sr. KR Sean Coleman, 5-10 175

Key Newcomers: (11)

Jr. WR/DB Connor Quaglia, 5-8 145
SO. WR/DB Tanner Bednarski, 5-11 155
JR. RB/DB Christain Buckley, 5-10 160
JR. WR/DB Jared Kishbaugh, 6-0 155
SO. FB/LB Justin Stefanowicz, 5-9 215
JR. QB/LB Aaron Hummer, 5-10 185
SO. OL/DT Mike Mieldazis, 6-2 260
SR. TE/DE Tom Mercandante, 6-1 205
FR. QB/FS Joe Curcio, 6-1 185
FR. RB/LB Jaylen Brueckner, 6-2 220
So. K Auggie George, 5-10 140

Key Stats: Held every opponent in 2016 under 100 yards passing
Every opponent on the schedule had a play-off game in 2016

2017 Offensive Outlook: Going to lean on the offensive line to control the line of scrimmage. We return four lineman with starting experience along with our tight end, fullback and tailback. Have to improve in protecting the football and finishing in the red zone.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Have to build on the improvements we made in 2016 and do a better job in stopping the run. Have to win the turnover battle.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Winning the hidden yardage battle will be critical. Can’t give up momentum changers. Have a chance to be very good in the kicking game.


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One Response to “2017 Team Preview – Hanover Area Hawkeyes (2)”

  1. Jon Robert says:

    Held every team under 100 passing yards ??? WOW
    DONT have to pass when you are running like a hot knife through butter !