Like a quiet assassin in the dark, the 2022 Football Season has suddenly crept up on us and is getting dangerously close to getting underway. That means it’s time to take our annual deep dive into the newest version of this year’s Missouri Varsity High School Football standouts. Next up are the Hillsboro Hawks, so naturally Ameritime Sports caught up with revered Head Coach Bill Sucharski and picked his brain about this year’s squad.
In 2021 the Hawks had one of the best seasons in recent memory, going 9-2 and making it all the way to the District Finals. A robust offense and an air tight defense that allowed just 128 points and pitched five shutouts, were a lethal combination for the Hawks all year. Sadly, both of those weapons disappeared in the final game of the season where they were flattened by a red-hot North County squad. That being said, it was still an incredible season and the Hawks should be gauged on their overall body of work and not one bad game.
While these departed and talented athletes are all irreplaceable in their own right, the Hawks are fortunate to be able to plug the gaps with an impressive group of returning impact players. They’re bringing back five starters on offense in Austin Romaine (RB who recently committed to Kansas State for next season), Jaxin Patterson (RB), Blake Larson (WR), Chase Sucharski (WR) and Wyatt Yaeger (OL). The Hawks also have six returning starters on defense in Alex Medina (DL), Romaine (LB), Patterson (LB), Payton Brown (LB), Canyon Stout (LB) and Harrison Voyles (DB).
This should be an exciting battle to monitor throughout the preseason, but it looks like the Hawks are in a very good place as far as returning talent regarding the starting slots. Expect some new faces to step up, but Hillsboro already looks pretty loaded for the 2022 season. This year’s goal of a District Championship and beyond is certainly in the realm of possibilities.Don’t forget to download the Streamline Sports app our sister companies to watch Hillsboro Live Streams this year:
Good luck Hawks!