Niagara Gazette


September 6, 2013

Hogan, Nalbone return to lead scrappy Lew-Port football team


Niagara Gazette — Junior Jake Eoute will take over for Daul at quarterback after playing only defense as a sophomore on varsity. Hoover said he’s a good athlete who can run as well as throw and has picked up the offense quickly.

Clearing the way for Hogan and Nalbone will be an undersized offensive line led by senior captain Jack Wall, who moves from center to tackle after missing six games with a concussion as a junior.

“Jack keeps the other guys working hard all the time, and that’s his role,” Hoover said. “That’s why I made him one of our captains.”

“We’re going to be going against teams with (huge) linemen,” Wall said. “We’re not the biggest, strongest line, but what we are and what we’re trying to be is the best conditioned, toughest, meanest line. It’s not so much as chucking someone over our heads as it is trying to run them into the ground.”

Wall will also play defensive end, while Hogan (safety) and Nalbone (linebacker/defensive back) will also play both ways. Hogan said the coaching staff has made a few adjustments that should improve results this year, particularly the play of the defensive line.

The defense will also have to replace Shiavitti, who set school records on the defensive side of the ball playing linebacker and along the defensive line.

“It’s hard to replace a Billy Schiavitti,” Hoover said. “He went to a major college (Division II Mercyhurst) for a reason and was a heckuva player. You can’t replace him, but hopefully you can get guys ready to step up.”

The Lancers start their season with a non-league rivalry game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Niagara-Wheatfield. They open their league schedule on Sept. 13 when they host Barker/Royalton-Hartland.

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