Hanover Area at Mid Valley
7 p.m. today
The Coaches: Hanover Area’s Ron Hummer (34-43, 8th year); Mid Valley’s Dave Rebar (19-24, 5th year)
Last Meeting: Mid Valley 48-14 in 2012
All-Time Series: Hanover Area leads 4-2
Quick Fact: Mid Valley averaged 9.9 yards per rush in last year’s contest.
Scouting Hanover Area: The Hawkeyes really took their lumps last year in going 0-10. They scored over 15 points once and allowed 34 or more eight times. The hopes coming into the season were that a year of seasoning would make Hanover Area better. Then new starting QB Ya ‘Sir Jones broke his arm in a scrimmage, and the Hawkeyes were behind the eight-ball before the season started.
Scouting Mid Valley: Former Riverside coach Dave Rebar takes over for coaching legend Frank Pazzaglia, who retired after 44 years of coaching. Rebar is a Mid Valley alum who played on the line as a Spartan. And speaking of lines, Mid Valley has some returning talent there. They also have a couple veterans skill guys in RB Tyler Collins and QB Martin Walsh. The Spartans look like a solid team.
What To Expect: A long road trip without your starting quarterback to play a fairly veteran team. Sounds like Hanover Area is heading into another tough situation.