There was a lot to celebrate at Homecoming last weekend, as Hanover’s top-seeded varsity football team beat Norton in the first round of playoffs and the student body came together for the Homecoming dance in the gym.
The Indians, undefeated since the beginning of the season, entered Friday’s game coming off of the heels of a major 37-0 win against Pembroke just two weeks before. Hanover was ranked first in the Division 3 South Sectionals, marking the fourth year in a row they made tournament, while Norton had struggled with a 3-4 record in the regular season. Friday night, Hanover continued its dominance, scoring twice before Norton was able to make any offensive gains. The final score was Hanover 53, Norton 8. Several highlights of the game were the multiple assists and a PAT scored by quarterback Wyatt Shisler, ’17. Wide receiver Matthew Lanagan and running back Brad Rogers, both seniors, added touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Hanover High students from all grades dressed up for the dance Saturday night. The dance went from 6:30 to 9:30 and was a success from all reports. With the students’ ticket money, the school provided mac and cheese, pasta and sauce, salad, rolls, and chicken, as well as a DJ. The dance was chaperoned by some of Hanover High School’s faculty and held in the school gym.