Post 1,262 – Team Preview 2024: Hanover Park Hornets

Hanover Park Hornets    

June 16, 2024

2023: 

  • 7-3 
  • Lost to Rutherford in the North Jersey North 1 Group 2 semifinals and beat Pompton Lakes in the quarterfinals 
  • Wins included Mountain Lakes, Madison, and Millburn 
  • Losses were to Caldwell and Pequannock 
  • Scored 215 points for a 21.5 average 
  • Allowed 129 for a 12.9 average 

Graduation: 

  • DB Jason Grzymala – Monmouth 
  • DL Nick Williams – Stevenson 
  • DL Robert Davis – Susquehanna 
  • OL/DL Luke Riordan – Boston University for the shot put in track and field

Offense: 

  • Multiple Spread 
  • Returning Starters: 9  

Quarterback: 

  • Joey Borrello, Senior, 5-8, 160 – returning starter; threw for 1,440 yards and ran for 400 per nj.com 

Running Back: 

  • Azmir Parks, Senior, 5-6, 155 – returning starter 
  • Joey Filippone, Senior, 5-10, 175 – returning starter who had quality time filling in for several skill positions 
  • Jack Kovacs, 5-10, 180 – returning starter at outside receiver who will see time here  

Wide Receiver: 

  • PJ DiMaiolo, Senior, 5-8, 180 – 3-year starter at slot receiver
  • Joey Tantawi, Senior, 5-7, 160 – returning starter at slot receiver 
  • Jack Kovacs, Junior, 5-10, 180 – returning starter at outside receiver who will line up all over 
  • Darien Iannacone, Junior, 5-10, 185 – competing at outside receiver 
  • Vinny LaSala, Junior, 5-10, 180 – competing at outside receiver 
  • Luke Morgese, Sophomore, 5-9, 150 – competing at outside receiver 
  • Garrett Walters, Sophomore, 5-9, 150 – competing at outside receiver 

Offensive Line: 

  • Frankie Falco, Senior, 6-0, 200 – returning starter at left tackle 
  • Gianmarco Canziani, Junior, 5-10, 215 – returning starter at center 
  • Danny MacDougal, Senior, 5-8, 205 – returning starter at right guard 
  • Frank Iossa, Senior, 6-0, 185 – competing at the open positions 
  • Jack David, Senior, 6-1, 205 – competing at the open positions 
  • Angelo Chirchiello, Junior, 5-8, 205 – competing at the open positions 
  • Note: all of the linemen are competing for positions 

Defense: 

  • 3-3 Stack 
  • Returning Starters: 5  

Defensive Line: 

  • Asad Parks, Sophomore, 5-7, 185 – competing at nose guard 
  • Danny MacDougal, Senior, 5-8, 205 – competing at all positions and saw action 
  • Frank Iossa, Senior, 6-0, 185 – competing at all positions 
  • Jack David, Senior, 6-1, 205 – competing at all positions 
  • Aeden Hamilton, Junior, 6-1, 220 – competing at all positions  
  • Ronny Madera, Junior, 6-0, 220 – competing at all positions 
  • James Weakland, Senior, 5-8, 210 – competing at all positions 
  • Michael Weakland, Senior, 5-7, 160 – competing at all positions 

Linebacker: 

  • Hector Lopez, Senior, 5-8, 190 – 3-year starter at middle stack backer 
  • Joey Filippone, Senior, 5-10, 175 – 3-year starter at stack backer 
  • Lou Rowe, Junior, 5-10, 180 – competing at open stack backer 
  • Nico Malgieri, Junior, 5-10, 180 – competing at open stack backer 
  • Jimmy Casola, Junior, 5-10, 180 – competing at open stack backer 
  • Lucas Kerr, Sophomore, 5-8, 165 – competing at open stack backer 
  • PJ DiMaiolo, Senior, 5-8, 180 – returning starter on the outside 
  • Greg Glodek, Junior, 5-8, 160 – competing at other outside position 
  • Vinny LaSala, Junior, 5-10, 180 – competing at other outside position 

Secondary: 

  • Azmir Parks, Senior, 5-6, 155 – returning starter at cornerback and competing 
  • Joey Tantawi, Senior, 5-7, 160 – returning starter at cornerback and competing 
  • Darien Iannacone, Junior, 5-10, 185 – competing at cornerback 
  • Jack Kovacs, Junior, 5-10, 180 – competing at free safety  
  • Luke Morgese, Sophomore, 5-9, 150 – competing at free safety 
  • Garrett Walters, Sophomore, 5-9, 150 – competing at free safety 
  • Dante Rosato, Junior, 5-9, 150 – competing at free safety 

Special Teams:  

  • The kicker and punter are undecided 
  • Tantawi, Filippone, and Kovacs are the return men 

Schedule: 

  • Saturday, 9/7, at Madison 
  • Friday, 9/13, Mountain Lakes at home 
  • Saturday, 9/21, at Glen Ridge 
  • Friday, 9/27, Parsippany 
  • Saturday, 10/5, at Pequannock 
  • Thursday, 10/10, Jefferson at home 
  • Friday, 10/18, West Essex at home 
  • Friday, 10/25, at Weequahic 

Concerns: 

  • The offensive and defensive lines are the biggest concerns. The skill players are good enough to carry the team early, but the lines must come through. The team does have good chemistry. 

Recruiting: 

  • Lopez, and Filippone are D3 because of size limitations 
  • Other players can go D3 if they want to play 

Coach’s Comments: 

“We have a lot of question marks. We bring back a lot at important positions, but we have a lot of work to do before we can think playoffs. The schedule is loaded, the expectations are high, and we have to be ready every week.” – Head Coach Dan Fulton

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