Jason Majiros Jayden Shortz Ezekiel Hernaiz

TEAM: Hanover Area Hawkeyes

COLORS: Blue & White

COACH: Jason Majiros, 2nd Season (1-9)

PIAA: Class 3A

2023 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 2

2021 RECORD: 1-9 (0-6 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 9-37

STADIUM: Hanover Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Multiple I

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 3-5

2023 PREVIEW

Hanover Area started the season with a win but lost their next 9 games. Now, the Hawkeyes have a full off-season with this coaching staff and there is optimism the program is headed in the right direction. With some experienced players coming back, the team expects to be competitive in the division.

Rahmel Currie will take over as the full time quarterback after getting some time there last year. Camden Kratz, Josel Martinez, and Josh Richendrfer are also on the depth chart. Jayden Shortz will move from fullback to tailback and be backed up by Malachi Downey, Tyler Herbert, and Jayden Skipalis. Kratz will the be the fullback with Matt Curry and Dwayne Downey providing depth at ths position. There will be competition at wide receiver with Derek Warman, Deacon Eisenbach, A.J. Kistner, Isaac Robaczewski, Tyler Shotwell, Baseer Isaac, Emanuel Lewis and Kairi Craft. Noah Boehm will be the tight end with Aiden Safriwe as the backup.

The offensive line will be a strength with four starters returning: left tackle Ezekiel Hernaiz; left guard Tyler Garrison; Gernard Williams at right guard; Evan Malet at right tackle. Jackson Yancey is expected to be the center with Nikolas Kistner also in the mix. Juelz Strickland, Hayden Wheaton, and Devonte Noel will provide depth.

Hernaiz and Garrison are returning starters at defensive end with Matt Curry providing depth. Kistner will play defensive tackle with Matt Curry and Strickland the backups. Boehm, Malachi Downey, Safriwe, and Dyllan Rychendrfer are the outside linebackers. Shortz, Herbert, and Skipalis all return at inside linebacker with Kratz, Dwayne Downey, and Lucas Cruz as the backups. Bryant Perez is a returning starter at cornerback with Zymir Troy, Shotwell, Lewis, and Robaszewski all in the mix. Craft, Eisenbach,  and Kistner are safties on the roster that could play.

Dylan Martin, Connor Engleman, and Makenzie Bannon will all be involved with special teams.

QUOTE FROM COACH MAJIROS: Looking to bounce back after a disappointing season. Challenged our players to get in the gym in the off season, which they did. Excited to see where we will be once the pads come on.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – WVC DIVISION 3A
Honorable Mention Linebacker – Jayden Shortz

2023 Hanover Area Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
1Zy’mir TroyDB, WR125'8140
2Josh RichendrferDB, QB115'8145
3Al-Quron MichelQB---
5Rahmel CurrieDB, QB126'2175
6Derek WarmanDB, WR115'11140
7Jayden ShortzLB, RB125'9165
8A.J. KistnerDB, WR115'10150
9Kairi CraftDB, WR116'3160
10Deacon EisenbachDB, WR95'9150
11Issac RobaczewskiDB, WR115'10155
12Tyler ShotwellDB, WR95'10155
13Malachi DowneyLB, RB125'7155
14Bryant PerezDB, WR115'10165
15Dyllan RichendrferLB, WR95'7135
16Kenneth RomanLB, WR95'6150
17Emmanuel LewisDB, WR125'5130
18Dewayne DowneyLB, RB95'4140
19Noah BoehmLB, TE115'10185
20Matt CurryDL, RB106'1210
21Aiden SafriweWR10--
22Baseer IssacDB, WR105'10140
24Camden KratzLB, RB95'8165
25Lucas CruzLB, WR95'9145
27Joesel MartinezLB, WR125'11185
36Conor EngelmanK, P116'1180
38Jaydon SkipalisLB, RB106'1185
52Tyler GarrisonDL, OL116'0225
54Ian DurnienDL, OL106'1190
55Dylan MartinDL, OL116'2180
56Nikolas KistnerDL, OL125'6195
60Juelz StricklandDL, OL116'0245
61Gernard WilliamsDL, OL116'0245
70Jackson YanceyDL, OL95'8200
72Evan MaletDL, OL126'0220
73Devante NoelDL, OL116'0185
74Haydn WheatonDL, OL96'2330
78Ezekiel HernaizDL, OL125'11215
89Aiden SafriweLB, TE106'1175
99McKenzie BannonK115'3105