Hubbard Eagles Excessive College Soccer Preview 2021
HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Eagles started 2020 by winning 4 consecutive games as the defense only allowed for a total of 30 points (7.5 avg). Over the past four games, Hubbard went 1-3 and gave up 132 points – an average of 33 points per game.
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Hubbard lost to Geneva – 22:19 – in the second round of Division III Region 9 playoffs.
“I think we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity last year to play with whatever our society and our schools had to deal with,” says coach Hoffman. “We look forward to getting some normality back into all of our lives.”
In Brian Hoffman’s 14 years as Hubbard’s head coach, his teams never had a losing season. In fact, the Eagles have not suffered a losing season since 1998 (4-6).
“The leadership roles will take care of themselves over the course of the summer. We have a number of people who could take on that role. Work ethic and modeling will shape executives over the summer, ”said Hoffman.
The Eagles open 2021 by welcoming Norwayne on Friday 20th August.
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Record 2020: 5-3 (4-2, T-3rd place in the northeast 8)
Coach: Brian Hoffman, Hubbard Season 15 (114-43)
Preview of Hubbard’s Offense
Scoring offense: 22.1 (T-37. In range)
Recurring starters: 6
Most important returnees: Nick Bowser, SR / OL; TC Caffey, SR / RB; Alex Goodrick, SR / OL; Yianni Hazimihalis, JR / WR; Mike Zapka, SR / OL
Major losses: Brant Boraweic, WR; Andrew Frank, WR; Evan Jarvis, QB; Kobe Krisuk, QB
Name to look out for: TC Caffey, RB
In their 8 games last year, the Eagles’ offense exceeded 26 points twice and scored 42 points twice.
Senior TC Caffey is back after leading Hubbard in rushing averaging 8.4 yards per carry (139 tries, 1,170 yards) and 12 hits on the ground. Trainer Hoffman says: “Our strength lies in our running back TC (Caffey) and our return line. We are returning five starters with a lot of experience. Senior Alex Goodrick (has an offer from YSU) and runner-up Nick Bowser will lead the way. “
Nick Hendrix and Andrew Kali will be competing in an open competition for the quarterback starting position this summer. Last year, Hendrix completed 12 of 23 passes (52.2%) while throwing 120 yards and a touchdown.
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Preview of Hubbard’s Defense
Judgmental defense: 20.3 (20th in range)
Recurring starters: 7
Most important returnees: Nick Bowser, SO / DL; TC Caffey, SR / LB; Don Cheffo, SR / DL; Alex Goodrick, SR / DL; Yianni Hazimihalis, JR / DB; Robby Kist, SR / LB; Royal McConahy, JR / DB; Josh Ruban, SR / DB
Major losses: Brant Borawiec, DB; Andrew Frank, DB; Evan Jarvis, LB
Name To Look For: Nick Bowser, DL
For the first time since 2015, Hubbard’s defense allowed an average of 20 points or more. In 2020 the Eagles allowed 20.3 points per game. In 2015 they allowed 8/20.
Hubbard gives back a lot of talent. “Our line of defense seems like a real strength for us,” says Hoffman. “We’re bringing back a lot of experience and depth.” As a freshman, Nick Bowser finished 43 tackles last year. Alex Goodrick (32 tackles) and Don Cheffo (31 tackles) also ended the season in the team’s top 11 in defensive stops.
Royal McConahy led the team a year ago with 80 tackles. Josh Ruban also had 71 tackles. Yianni Hazimihalis intercepted two passes and forced 2 fumbles (64 tackles).
2020 Northeast 8 tables
South Range – 6-0 (9-1)
Poland – 5-1 (7-2)
Hubbard – 4-2 (5-3)
Nile – 4-2 (5-4)
Girard – 2-4 (4-6)
Struther – 2-4 (2-5)
Jefferson – 1-5 (3-7)
Lake view – 0-6 (1-7)
The excitement grows 100 days before football season; Games to get the adrenaline pumping
August 20 – Norway
August 27 – Mooney
September 3 – Shaw
September 10 – Poland
September 17th – at Struthers
September 24th – Jefferson
Oct. 1 – at Lakeview
October 8 – Girard
Oct. 15 – at Niles’
Oct. 22 – near the South Range