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Hanover Central snaps losing streak with 54-21 win at South Central
Lowell Tribune

(Union Mills) The Hanover Central football Wildcats got its offense back on track, snapping a three game losing streak with a 54-21 win at South Central Friday night.

Hanover (4-4, 3-3 GSSC) scored on all but three possessions en route to 450 total yards. HC outgained the hosts 450-272. The Wildcats punted just once all night.

Hanover never trailed in the game. On their first possession, QB Tyler Fruehling found Brett Driscoll in the flat, and Driscoll went 43 yards to the end zone for his first of two receiving TD’s. After holding the Satellites to their second three-and-out, Brandon Demoff escaped multiple tackles, weaving his way to a 54 yard punt return for a TD, giving the Wildcats a 14-0 lead midway through the 1st quarter.

South Central (2-6, 1-4 GSSC) answered with a 40 yard TD pass from Kyle Schmack to Zach Christy, but the 14-7 score would be as close as it would get the rest of the way. HC would score three 2nd quarter TD’s in three consecutive possessions to put the game away early, taking a 33-7 lead into the locker room.

The Satellite punt game struggles continued when Max Warchol blocked a punt in the 2nd quarter. Connor Wotherspoon scooped it and returned it for a touchdown.

Fruehling threw for 166 yards and 2 TD’s and added 63 rushing yards. Backup QB Blaze Cano added 99 yards and 1 TD passing in relief duty. Bryan Hoover was the leading receiver, finishing with 104 yards and 1 TD. Driscoll finished with three TD’s, 74 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 77 receiving yards and two TD catches. Adam Graham added 2 rushing TD’s.

On the defensive side of the ball, Driscoll had 11 tackles to lead the way. His 76 tackles this season are a new single-season modern-era school record, surpassing David Krueger’s 68 tackles in 2016.

Demoff had a 31 yard interception midway through the 2nd quarter that ended a Satellite drive.

The win makes four straight over the Satellites dating back to 2015.

HC closes the regular season with a trip to Griffith on October 12. The Wildcats and all Indiana high school football teams will learn their tournament sectional opponents this Sunday during the IHSAA blind draw sectional pairings show at 5:00 central time.

For complete coverage of Hanover Central’s Week 8 win over South Central, 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