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2021 Hanover Park Hornets Football Preview

By George Muha, 08/31/21, 11:45AM EDT

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Head Coach

Dan Fulton

Years on the Job

 4

Assistants

 Dan Gregory, Rob Marino, Kyle Kiernan, Momoh Bassie, Mike Arakelian, Anthony Salvemini, Joe Gossweiler, Jeremy Greco, Thomas Tran, Dave Fulton

Returning Starters

Brett Behre, Paul Cosentino, Tom Defranco, Mike Filippone, Leo Ferrantelli, Vin Rispoli, Louis Siciliano, Mikey Borello, Anthony Carlucci,
Player's Expected to Step Up

Frank Spinelli, Dom Madera, Mikey Borello, Chris Smith

What This Team Does Better than Anybody

I will let you know that at the end of the year.

Biggest Surprise of the Off-season

Frank Spinelli and Dom Madera

Team Goal

Win

Coach’s Quote About 2021

"I am blessed with another great group of kids that have been putting in the work and are looking forward to getting back to normal. There is a lot of pressure on the players and my coaches to win."

Schedule

09-03    Hudson Catholic    
09-10    Parsippany         
09-17    Verona          
09-25    @ Newark Central      
10-01    Morris Catholic         
10-08    @ Ramsey      
10-15    @ Mountain Lakes       
10-23    @ Madison        
10-29    Caldwell    

The Take

The Hanover Park Hornets coming into the 2021 season with a lot of high hopes. Although they lost a lot of talent to graduation from a season ago, the Hornets are still packed with talent including running back Mike Filippone who had a great year last season rushing for just shy of a thousand yards in six games and is slated to be one of the best backs in the state this year. Other returning stars include receiver Brett Behre who is coming off of a 25 catch almost 400 yard season in the shortened season , and senior linebacker Paul Cosentino who racked up 80 tackles a season ago.  The Hornets have all the ingredients for a postseason run and facing season opponents Verona, Morris Catholic, Ramsey, and Mountain Lakes will certainly make them battle tested.  Playing a tough schedule will only help them when they face Group II power houses like Newton and Rutherford.