This year should be a big one for the Hanover football program. They worked hard all off-season with the goal of playing at Gillette for the State Championship. That is usually the goal for all teams heading into the season, but for Hanover it might not be that far-fetched. They recently were ranked in the top 50 for all of Massachusetts, which is a great accomplishment due to the fact that the rankings include teams from all divisions.
The Indians have started the season off with a record of 2-1 with blowout wins against Oliver Ames and North Quincy. The loss came to an East Bridgewater team that was undoubtedly their toughest opponent on their regular season schedule. It was a close, competitive game until the very end. Hanover held a lead going into halftime but couldn’t hold off the explosive EB offense for the entire game. It finished with a score of 25-22 in favor of the Vikings. This Hanover team can score with the best of them, as shown in their first three games this year.
All in all, the next biggest goal for the program is to win the Patriot League; this is something they fell short of accomplishing last year. Their main competition in thei league looks to be Middleboro, the reigning Patriot League champions. The two teams square off on October 23rd in Middleboro. While trying not to look too far in advance, that is a matchup that could have serious Patriot League championship implications when it takes place.
This should be a great season for Hanover Football due to their impressive amount of talent combined with an intelligent coaching staff. They have all of the tools to succeed and it appears that they will do so. The key for the Indians will be their ability to keep scoring at this impressive rate. This will be an exciting team to watch and they should be a team that might be able to turn some heads this season.