New Hampshire Football Report

NHFR Team Previews: Exeter

2022 Team Preview
Exeter Blue Hawks

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Head coach: Bill Ball (30th season)
Division/Conference: Division 1/East
2021 Record: 7-3 (Lost in Division I semifinals)
Returning Starters on Offense: 6
Returning Starters on Defense: 5

Key Returnees: Evan Pafford, senior (QB/DB); Aidan McGinley, senior (HB/OLB); Connor McGinley, senior (TE/ILB); Bradley Richards, senior (FB/LB); Michael Dettore, senior (HB/DB); Ryan Graney, senior (TE/DT); Drew Hanna (G/LB); Ethan Moss, senior (HB/SS/PK); Hayden Froumy, senior (OL/DL); Ian O’Kane, senior (OT/DT).

Season Opener: Sept. 2 vs. Portsmouth/Oyster River
Twitter: @AthleticsExeter

Coach’s Comment: “This is a team with good senior leadership. The kicking game seems solid, but we’ll have to continue to develop along the offensive and defensive lines. We got a lot out of our scrimmage (against Nashua South and Rutland, Vt.). We had a chance to see a lot of kids play and I thought our defense flew around pretty well. Our offense was effective, but we didn’t make the most of our chances. For us to be successful this season we must develop depth across the board on offense and defense.”

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