NAME: Andrew Forgatch
SCHOOL: Hanover Area/Meyers
LAST SEASON: 2010
Andrew Forgatch started his high school career at Meyers where he started at quarterback for the Mohawks. He threw for over 1,000 yards and rushed for 782 yards in 2009. However, he transferred to Hanover Area and was put in his natural position of running back. He responded with one of the best individual performances of the decade. Forgatch rushed 361 times for 2,531 yards and a school-record 35 touchdowns. He also contributed on the defensive side of the ball at inside linebacker.
Forgatch was named the NPF Wyoming Valley Conference Small School Offensive Player of the Year his senior season. He was also named first-team All-State by the Pennsylvania Football News, first-team running back by EasternPAFootball.com and second-team All-State by the Pennsylvania Football Writers. Forgatch continued his football career at JUCO Lackawanna College.
Former Hanover Area coach Ron Hummer on Forgatch: “Andrew was a very smart and tough running back. He would get stronger as the game went on. His vision to see holes was outstanding. He would learn what the defense was trying to do with him and make adjustments which by the end of the game was tough on the opposing defenses.”
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