TEAM: Hanover Area Hawkeyes

COLORS: Blue & White

COACH: Rick Hummer, 2nd Season (3-8)

PIAA: Class 3A

2020 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 2

2019 RECORD: 3-8 (2-2 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 12-40

STADIUM: Hanover Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro w/Multiple Sets

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2020 PREVIEW

Hanover Area has some great football tradition and second-year coach Rick Hummer was a part of that tradition as a player. In his first year, he tried to get the culture where it used to be. As the Hawks continue to move towards that goal, they feel it will start to translate on the field.

This will be a very experienced team but won’t have much depth to start. Quarterback Joe Curcio had injuries last year and was never 100%, but when he is healthy, he is very dynamic. The rest of the backfield returns as well with fullback Hunter Karpovich and tailback Tavon Hines. Bobby Sabecki was the leading receiver in 2019 and returns. He will be joined by Joe Wilder. Connor Hummer returns at tight end and Nick Gagliardi will also see some time there.

The success of the offense will rest on the shoulders of the offensive line with three returning starters – Jacob Mercadante, Anthony Palermo and Seth Strouse. Chase Whitman, Michael Kocher and Xavier Ankner will fill the other two spots.

On defense, Meradante, Gagliardi, and Palermo are all returning starters. Strouse and Whitman will also see playing time up front. Three starters also return at linebacker including all-conference player Hummer, Hines and Karpovich. The coaches are hoping they also get contributions from Aiden Frields and Dylan Martinez. The secondary has Sabecky and Curcio back and will be joined by Wilder.

Curios will handke the kicking duties.

2020 Hanover Area Roster

#PlayerPosition2020 Grade
1Joseph CronanDB, WR10
2Christian TorresDB, QB10
3Luis McCoyDB, WR10
4Bobby SabeckyDB, WR12
5Tavon HinesLB, RB12
6Sean DoonerDB, WR10
7Nick GagliardiDL, TE12
8Jonathan SkipalisDL, TE10
11Joesph “JC” WilderDB, WR11
12Aidan ShamaskiLB, RB10
14Hunter KarpovichFB, LB12
20Joseph CurcioDB, QB12
22Peter HibbardLB, RB12
24Jake ZolaDB, K, WR-
25Matthew HerbertLB, RB11
27Jeremy VegaDB, RB11
33Connor HummerLB, TE12
55Zack KopeckDL, OL10
56Anthony PalermoDL, OL12
60Michael KocherDL, OL12
64Seth StrouseDL, OL12
65Paul DerwinDL, OL11
70Chase WhitmanDL, OL10
75Xavier AnknerDL, OL11
76Bryce RockeyDL, OL11
77Jacob MercandanteDL, OL12
80Dylan MartinezFB, LB12
88Cameron CeppaLB, TE11