In the opening games of the 2018-2019 season, the Hanover Indians have become a force to be reckoned with. So far, the Indians have played Cardinal Spellman, East Bridgewater, Pembroke, Plymouth South and Scituate High School and have beaten all of them except Scituate, earning a 4-1 record.The Indians are second in their division, just below the undefeated Scituate Sailors.
Many standout players have contributed to the Indians’ success. Senior quarterback and captain Andrew Caroll has led the team with his skillful passes. One of Caroll’s best moments was in the final 30 seconds against Plymouth South, when he threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to junior Pat Damon, pulling the Indians ahead of Plymouth 13-12. The Indians later won the game 15-12. Damon has been another valuable player, catching four touchdown passes in the first five games. In the defeat over Pembroke, Damon scored three touchdowns in one game.
Other major contributors this season include junior Ethan Ritchie, who played an important role in demolishing East Bridgewater with some incredible carries, and junior James Byrne who has one touchdown, one interception, and one two-point conversion. Senior Steven Gill scored two touchdowns against Cardinal Spellman, and senior Kyle Galvin widened Hanover’s lead against Pembroke with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter of that game.
Head Coach Chris Landolfi believes the team’s tremendous hard work and skill will lead them deep into the playoffs. “Every week they find new challenges and try to improve and learn from their mistakes,” he said.
photos in story by Ralph Stevens for HHS Athletics