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Mark A Payton

Hannan drops Homecoming game to Dunham

October 1, 2019

The Archbishop Hannan Hawks didn’t have an ideal homecoming game after a 27-15  to 2A Dunham High School. 

 

The Hawks drastically improved their offensive drives down the field after last weeks shutout to Mandeville High, but were unable to piece together a win for the Homecoming weekend. 

 

Hannan held Dunham to a close game through halftime, but dropped the ball towards the closing stages of the game. The loss to Dunham  brings the Hawks record to 0-3 after two tough losses to Teurlings Catholic 49-8, and Mandeville High 52-0. 

 

Right Guard, Nick Vaccaro had high hopes going into halftime and was happy with the performance before the half.

 

“We had a good chance,” Vaccaro said, “After the half we were doing pretty good and we knew what we needed to do”.

 

The Hawks drastically improved their offensive drives down the field after last weeks shutout to Mandeville High, but were unable to piece together a win for the Homecoming weekend. 

 

Head coach Scott Wattigny is hopeful that playing against these 5A teams is preparation for the future of the Hannan team. 

 

“Not so much district but more from a playoff standpoint,”said Wattigny, “Our situation is that we’re a 3A team forced to play 4A teams because we don’t have enough teams to make a playoffs for the 3A teams”.

 

The game was close through halftime as the Hawks ended with a last minute 39-yard touchdown pass by Brandtley Taylor, bringing the score to 14-8 in Dunham’s favor. Some memorable plays also included the 58-yard touchdown pass to Collin Palazalo and the 23-yard run by Jake Dalmado. 

 

Left Tackle, Jackson Bolner has been enduring a bout with mono that has sat him for over 4 weeks, missing all regular season games and practices so far. Bolner is one of the many players that have been out because of illness or injury but has high hopes that the team will pull it together.

 

“As a team I think we’re looking good,” said Bolner, “In the past it’s been rough but I think as a team, we’re looking towards big things”.

 

Coach Wattigny says he plans on most of his lineup being back on the field in the upcoming two weeks.

 

“We’ve had some really odd injuries to say the least,” said Wattigny, “I think the guys who have stepped up in the absence of the other players have done a great job especially in the offensive line”.

 

This week, the Hawks will be playing St. Michael Friday, Oct. 4, @ 7 p.m. at St. Michael.

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