Rick Hummer Christian Torres Jake Zola

TEAM: Hanover Area Hawkeyes

COLORS: Blue & White

COACH: Rick Hummer, 3rd Season (3-13)

PIAA: Class 3A

2021 CONFERENCE: WVC 3A

2020 RECORD: 0-5 (0-3 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 10-36

STADIUM: Hanover Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro w/Multiple Sets

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2021 PREVIEW

Hanover Area lost some of its best players to graduation but still have enough coming back to make some noise in WVC 3A. It will depend on how quickly the new players can mature and how much depth will come from younger players.

Christian Torres takes over at quarterback, but the Hawks to have experience at running back in Jeremy Vega. Aiden Shamaski will be his backup. The new fullback will be Jayden Shorts with Matthew Herbert providing depth. The receiving corp is experienced with J.C. Wilder, Jake Zola and Sean Dooner. Joseph Cronan will also be in the mix. Cameron Coppa will be the new tight end.

The left side of the offensive line will be the strength with tackle Xavier Ankner and guard Chase Whitman back for this season. Also returning is Jonathan Skipalis. Bryce Rockey is the new right guard while Paul Derwin steps in at right tackle. Zack Kopeck will provide depth.

Ankner and Whitman will take over at defensive end and Derwin, Rockey, and Kopeck will be the new defensive tackles. Torres is a returning starter at linebacker while Herbert, Skipalis and Shamaski will all be new at the position. Ceppa and Shorts will be the main backups.  The secondary is the most experience unit on the defense with Vega, Zola, and Wilder are returning starters. Cronan and Dooner will provide depth.

Zola returns as the main player in the kicking game.

QUOTE FROM COACH HUMMER: Lost of a lot of experience and leaders from last years team. Need to grow quickly to be competitive. We just have to get back to playing tough, gritty football and have confidence in ourselves.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – WVC DIVISION 2
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2021 Hanover Area Roster

#PlayerPositionWeightHeight2021 Grade
1Joseph CronanDB, WR1906'2"11
1Rashawn HallDL, RB--12
2Christian TorresDB, QB1705'9"11
3Luis McCoyDB, WR1605'9"11
5Andrew FlemingDB, WR1755'9-
6Sean DoonerDB, WR1705'10"11
7Jayden ShortzLB, RB1555'8"10
8Jonathan SkipalisDL, TE1955'11"11
9Antonio SantiagoDL, RB--10
11Joesph “JC” WilderDB, WR1305'912
12Aidan ShamaskiLB, RB1706'0"11
19Noah BoehmLB, TE1505'9"9
24Jake ZolaDB, K, WR1756'2-
25Matthew HerbertLB, RB1855'512
27Jeremy VegaDB, RB1755'1112
52Tyler GarrisonDL, OL2105'10"9
55Zack KopeckDL, OL2105'10"11
56Nikolas KistnerDL, OL1705'7"10
65Paul DerwinDL, OL3205'1012
70Chase WhitmanDL, OL2256'2"11
72Evan MaletDL, OL2356'0"10
74Aidan CraigDL, OL2605'10"9
75Xavier AnknerDL, OL2256'312
76Bryce RockeyDL, OL2305'1112
80Collin KleinRB--11
82Tyler BurridgeDB, WR1255'8-
85Ryan SavageDL, TE1856'3-
88Cameron CeppaLB, TE1756'012