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Hanover Central’s season ends with loss at Twin Lakes
October 25, 2019
Lowell Tribune

(Monticello, IN) The 2019 season came to an end for the Hanover Central football Wildcats with a 63-35 loss at Twin Lakes.

Twin Lakes improved to 4-6, and their losing record was deceiving to Hanover fans who watched their opponents put up 676 yards of offense on the Wildcats. Twin Lakes never punted, and scored on all but three possessions, with two of those drives coming at the end of each half.

HC’s offense tried to keep up with Twin Lakes, and kept the game relatively close thanks to its success in the passing game. QB Blaze Cano threw for a single-game school record 296 yards and three touchdown passes. He also added a 1 yard TD sneak.

But each time the Wildcats (6-4) found the end zone and a glimmer of hope, the Twin Lakes offense would respond. Its multi-faceted rushing offense did most of the damage—465 yards on the ground—but QB Danny Bennett was a perfect 9-for-9 passing with 211 yards and four TD’s as well.

Twin Lakes was 10-for-11 on 3rd down, and converted on 4th down on the one possession in which HC got a 3rd down stop. They outgained the Wildcats in total offense 676-328.

Adam Graham had a big night for the Wildcats. He had seven catches for 167 yards and two TD’s. He also threw a 27 yard touchdown pass to Jack Kuiper on a trick play double-pass.

Kuiper had two touchdowns receiving.

Brett Driscoll and Max Warchol led the defense with 14 tackles each. Driscoll ended his HCHS career as the school’s all-time leading tackler with 220.

Football careers came to an end for Hanover seniors Driscoll, Kuiper, Kyle Anderson, Ryan Breedlove, Austin Foster, Tyler Fruehling, and Michael Simon.

Twin Lakes advanced to next week’s sectional semifinal against Knox, who beat Hammond Clark 56-0.

For complete coverage of Hanover Central’s season finale, pick up a copy of the Lowell Tribune. Look for it at newsstands Wednesday.

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Stats courtesy Adam Noel, Hanover Central football statistician