Boys Varsity Football · Hanover gets behind early, suffers big loss at Whiting

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Hanover gets behind early, suffers big loss at Whiting
from The Lowell Tribune

(Whiting) Hanover Central could not stop Whiting’s multifaceted rushing attack, surrendering eight rushing touchdowns and suffering their worst loss in the modern era of Hanover football.

Hanover (3-3, 2-2) got in trouble early. Whiting RB Tom Davenport, who finished with six touchdowns, scored his first of the night from 21 yards out just 1:33 into the game. On their next possession, Oilers playmaker Nino Barbosa got loose for a 45 yard TD run, and the floodgates were opened.

Whiting (6-0, 4-0) led 33-0 before Hanover got its first first down of the night early in the 2nd quarter.

Davenport scored on runs of 21, 50, 2, 2, 1, and 4 yards. Unofficially, Davenport rushed for 151 yards. Barbosa also went over the 100 yard mark, with 110 yards.

Whiting’s dominance in the Greater South Shore Conference continued. They have now outscored opponents 149-7 in their last three games and have outscored opponents 260-33 this season.

The loss is the worst the Wildcats have suffered since varsity football returned to HCHS in 2014. It is the second-worst loss of all-time. HC lost to Kankakee Eastridge 74-6 in 1969.

For complete coverage of Hanover Central’s Week 6 loss to Whiting, pick up a copy of the Lowell Tribune. Look for it at newsstands Wednesday

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