Hanahan Hawks 2007 Preview

Last season Hanahan High's pass-happy offense was led by signal caller John Carnell. The rising senior will be returning for his final season to air it out once again to Branden Ford and Company. Come inside for an early peak at the 2007 Hanahan Hawks.

Coach: Jeff Cruce

Region: 6-AA

Record in 2006: 7-4

Key Players Lost: Korie Hill (Benedict), Steven Grant (Presbyterian), David Sieger, Shawn Richardson, Jordan Brown

OFFENSE
Quarterback John Carnell who passed for 3200 yards and 25 touchdowns last year will be returning for his final season at Hanahan. With a slew of starters returning upfront for the Hawks, Carnell should have plenty of time to air it out to a talented group of wideouts led by Branden Ford. Last season Branden caught 63 balls for 650 yards. Whenever it's time for the Hawks to put it on the ground, they will rely heavily on RB C.J. Isom.

Style of Offense: Spread

Key Players on Offense: QB John Carnell, WR Branden Ford, WR Dylan Price, RB C.J. Isom,

DEFENSE
The Hanahan Hawks are losing nine starters defensively from a year ago. Nevertheless they will have a talented unit taking the field led by senior LB James White. Josh Benton, Reagan Prince, and Kyle Casey should add more depth to this unit. Up front Jimmy White, and Robert Morse will be the anchors to the defensive line unit, while Nick Carson, and Cardell Lincoln hold things down in the secondary.

Defensive Formation: 4-3

Key Player(s) on Defense: LB James White, DB Nick Carson, DB Cardell Lincoln, LB Josh Benton, LB Reagan Prince, LB Kyle Casey, DL Jimmy White, DL Robert Morse

SPECIAL TEAMS
Field goal and extra point kicker Travis Jackson will be back for the Hawks this season. QB John Carnell will stay on the field on fourth down to handle the punting duties… and David Piggott will be handling the kickoffs.

Young Star(s) on the Rise: DB Nick Carson, and DB Cardell Lincoln

Game(s) to Watch: Hanahan vs Timberland on August 31st, Hanahan vs Manning on October 19th

Predictions/Final Thoughts: Our goal is to go farther into the playoffs and possibly compete for a state championship. If we can come around defensively we'll have a chance to compete for a state title – Coach Jeff Cruce


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